Man Sentenced to Prison for Shooting Woman, Leaving Her for Dead

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SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP -- A man will spend 13-26 years behind bars for trying to kill a woman in Northumberland County.

Rafael Diroche Jr. was sentenced Monday for the attempted homicide of Salicia Yost.

Diroche pleaded guilty last week to shooting Yost inside a car along Irish Valley Road near Shamokin back in 2014 and leaving her for dead.

State police said the motive was over drugs. Diroche and Yost allegedly sold drugs together and troopers said Yost tried to cut Diroche out of the deals.

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