A Yakima man has killed his ex-girlfriend with a bat while he was on bail for assaulting her. Reports say that 26 year old Ricardo Mendoza came to her house while a restraining order was against him and beat 24 year old Marcelina Briones with a bat. Police found her in her home Sunday and took her to Harborview Medical Center in severe condition. She died a short time later of her injuries.

Ricardo Mendoza, is currently held at the Yakima County Jail, and the initial charges of first degree assault will be changed to first or second degree murder charges with his bail now at $500,000.