Woman admits to kidnapping, murdering Kennewick woman

Woman admits to kidnapping, murdering Kennewick woman

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A woman who has pleaded guilty to murdering a Kennewick woman will be sentenced in February.

According to reports, Theresa Wiltse admitted in court to kidnapping 69-year-old Sandra Harris from her home and then shooting her, causing Harris' death.

Prosecuting Attorney Andy Miller recommends her sentence to be "life without the possibility of parole."

Wiltse was accused of kidnapping and killing Harris back in November of 2016.

Investigation through the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Kennewick Police Department produced evidence of Wiltse's guilt that left no chance of her being found not guilty, according to Miller.

“I’m pleased she realized she had no chance of being acquitted, and, pleased she decided to plead guilty instead of putting everyone through a horrid trial," said Sandra's husband, Randy, who was in court Monday.

Wiltse's sentencing is set for Friday, February 23.

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