April 27, 2005

Movement on Ephrata teen murderers case

In Grant County in central Washington, murder suspect Jake Eakin is expected to change his not guilty plea and be sentenced Thursday for the 2003 death of 13-year-old Craig Sorger.

Jake Eakin and Evan Savoie, both 14, are accused in the Feb. 15, 2003, killing of Sorger, a special education student who was beaten and stabbed repeatedly.

Eakin is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning to change his plea and be sentenced.

Attorneys for Savoie filed a motion to dismiss the murder charge against him, set for hearing on May 5.

Check the Columbia Basin Herald later for more information.

Update 4/28/05: He pled to second-degree murder.