The man accused of killing his former girlfriend on Badger Mountain Road in Douglas County spoke out several times at his hearing Tuesday, after previously refusing to answer questions in three previous appearances.
Dalton Potter, 27, first reiterated a previous statement that he was there against his will, before complaining about his court appointed defense attorney.
Prosecutors originally charged 22-year-old Julius James Ceballos with first-degree murder and a possible life sentence, but reduced the charges to second-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault because of a lack of forensic evidence and unreliable witnesses.
Court documents filed Monday by Douglas County Sheriff's Detectives say the man and daughter watched from a pickup truck while 27-year-old Dalton Scott Potter shot and killed 37-year-old Alyssa Longwell.
A GoFundMe page is now online from the Bergman family to help pay for funeral expenses after Theresa Bergman of Moses Lake was killed last week.
Bergman’s body was found last Thursday in a rural area of Lincoln County near Sprague.