Date: 03/20/2013 09:28 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man who killed a teenager and a woman in Portland had been released months earlier from the Clatsop County Jail in Astoria because of overcrowding. District Attorney Josh Marquis tells KGW Mark Beebout was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender and faced 14 months in prison. But he was released last May as an overflow inmate and failed to return to court for sentencing. In June he killed a 15-year-old San Diego girl he met at a Portland homeless shelter. In July Beebout killed a volunteer from the same shelter. Beebout pleaded guilty to aggravated murders and was sentenced last week to life in prison.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A Southern Oregon man sobbed and beat his chest in court yesterday, admitting that he killed his wife in July 2011, but blaming her for the deaths of their four children. Jordan Adam Criado entered an Alford plea in their deaths, which means he doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges there’s enough evidence to convict him. The judge told Criado the evidence against him was overwhelming.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A state Senate committee has voted to allow young illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Oregon universities if they were brought to the U.S. as children. The bill is likely to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. It was already approved in the House, and Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’ll sign it. Illegal immigrants who graduate from Oregon high schools and meet university entrance requirements would be eligible for lower tuition rates paid by Oregon residents.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The departing tenant called Marion County sheriff’s officers twice – once to report someone had broken into her Salem home and stolen several items and later to report hearing noises in the attic. When deputies responded for the second time, they brought a K-9 team and found two people in the attic. Both were arrested Monday evening and booked for investigation of burglary.
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