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Wash. man convicted of killing Juneau woman

Posted: May 21, 2013 - 3:05pm  |  Updated: May 22, 2013 - 12:01am

A Washington man has been convicted of murdering a 22-year-old Juneau resident near Seattle in January 2012.

King County Prosecutor’s Office Press Secretary Dan Donohoe said a jury convicted Jacob Andrew Mommer, 20, of first-degree murder and second-degree assault on May 1.

He will be sentenced on May 31 in King County Superior Court. Donohoe said Mommer could be facing between 357 months (about 30 years) and 443 months (about 36 years) in prison.

Ashton Ericka-Marie Reyes was fatally shot the night of Jan. 3, 2012, while in a vehicle in a parking lot in Rainier Beach, a residential neighborhood about 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle.

Prosecutors said a Seattle Police Department investigation found that Reyes and her boyfriend had arranged to sell the suspects an ounce of marijuana, but they were robbed and shot during the drug deal. The boyfriend survived.

According to her obituary, Reyes attended Juneau-Douglas High School and Yaakoosge’ Daakahidi Alternative High School in Juneau and the University of Alaska Southeast. She graduated from Everest Community College in Washington state in November 2011 and became a registered dental assistant.

Her mother is Terri Reyes of Oregon and her father is Rick Reyes of Juneau.

Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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