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Four defendants in Mount Vernon shooting now face first-degree murder charges

All four defendants in the Mount Vernon shooting death of Jason Boyes are now facing first-degree murder charges.

Prosecutors filed amended charges Thursday against Isaac Manuel Carrasco Jr., 21; Angel Lopez-Rueda, 18; and Hayden John Allen Picaman, 19.

Amended charges against the fourth defendant, Christian Eden Flores, 19, were filed Tuesday.

The four men were initially charged with second-degree murder.

Skagit County prosecutor Rosemary Kaholokula said the decision to amend the charges was made after the investigation into the shooting led to a “more complete” picture of the event.

Boyes, 38, and his girlfriend were reportedly watching TV about 1:50 a.m. Aug. 1 when, according to court documents, at least three men – and at least two of whom were armed with firearms – broke in the door to Boyes’ apartment and yelled, “Where is the money?”

One of the suspects reportedly hit Boyes with a gun and at least one person shot him, court documents state.

Boyes suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

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