Omak man admits to 2011 murder

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May 3, 2013

(Omak, WA) On October 8th, 2011 the body Vicky L. Harvey (Renner) was found in the 100 Blk. of Whitley Canyon Rd. in Douglas County.  Douglas County Deputies conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of 47 year old Benjamin Robert Bridges of Omak.  The arrest was made in Omak on October 11th, 2011.  On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, Bridges pled guilty to first degree murder in Okanogan County Superior Court.  He faces up to 24 years in prison.  Okanogan County Prosecutor Karl Sloan was in charge of the prosecution.  The case was filed in Okanogan County because there was evidence that the murder had occurred in Okanogan County but the victim had been abandoned in Douglas County.