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iFIBER ONE News SPOKANE – A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and life-sentence against a man who fatally shot a 31-year-old Quincy woman in 2016. Gustavo Tapia Rodriguez was convicted of first-degree murder with special allegations of armed with a firearm, kidnapping and drive-by shooting; assault in the first degree while armed; kidnapping in the first degree while armed and unlawful possession of a firearm. Tapia Rodriguez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Tapia Rodriguez appealed both his convictions and life-sentence. 300×251 image ad On Dec. 22, 2016, the body of 31-year-old Jill Marie Sundberg was found along the Old Vantage Highway near Quincy. She had been shot multiple times in an execution-style murder, according to court records. Deputies reportedly found 13 .40 caliber shell casings at the scene. Tapia Rodriguez and two other men were contacted Jan. 9 at the Shady Tree RV Park on state Route 283, the same trailer park where Sundberg lived. A woman told deputies she arrived at a trailer the night of Dec. 21 and the three men, along with the victim and three other men, showed up. She claimed Tapia Rodriguez was drunk and being aggressive so her and another woman left. One man at the trailer later told investigators Tapia Rodriguez and Sundberg started arguing the night of Dec. 21. The witness said he was told by Tapia Rodriguez to start his SUV. 300×250 image ad Tapia Rodriguez then told the witness “it was […]