A 20-year-old Wapato woman who seriously wounded her cousin in a shooting last year was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
Kara Lynn Stahi also was placed on five years of probation following her release from prison for her plea in U.S. District Court to a charge of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Several other charges, including attempted murder, were dismissed.
Stahi and her boyfriend, James Lagmay, were prosecuted for a shooting last July at a home on Industrial Park Road, trust land on the Yakama Nation Reservation just north of Wapato.
According to an FBI affidavit, Stahi and Lagmay got into an argument with her cousin, Derrick Stahi, and Kara Stahi then shot him several times with a pistol handed to her by Lagmay.
The shooting occurred in the presence of several witnesses who told authorities that Kara Stahi shot her cousin twice on his feet and then two more times after he fell down.
Derrick Stahi, 33, lost a kidney in the attack and at one point was breathing only with the assistance of a ventilator, according to the FBI affidavit.
For his role in the attack, Lagmay, 22, was convicted of a felony firearms violation and sentenced to 15 months in prison. Derrick Stahi is also now in prison stemming from a high-speed chase with the State Patrol three months after his shooting.
His arrest was linked to an incident on Oct. 24 in which a motorist who was stopped for speeding gave a state trooper a fictitious name while blaming his inebriation as pain management for having been shot weeks earlier.
The motorist took off when the trooper threatened to arrest him for drunken driving, leading to a 17-minute pursuit in the Parker area that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.
Although troopers eventually stopped chasing the motorist, they quickly identified him as Derrick Stahi based on the bullet wounds and large abdominal scar he displayed during the traffic stop.
On March 8, he was sentenced to 29 months in prison for attempting to elude and driving under the influence.