OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has found a man competent to stand trial in last summer’s hacking death of a Lake Oswego man. Clackamas County Circuit Judge Eve Miller said yesterday that Erik Meiser clearly suffers from a delusional disorder but is “fit to proceed” and can aid in his own defense. Meiser is charged with aggravated murder in the death of Frederick Hayes Jr., who was repeatedly hacked with a machete during a burglary at Hayes’ home. If convicted, Meiser could receive a death sentence.
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A man who was found injured early Sunday on a McMinnville sidewalk has died at a Portland hospital of traumatic brain injury. Police say they’re still investigating the death of 31-year-old Andrew Elpidio Agcaoili. They say he and another man were involved in a fight with several other men.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman says a 19-year-old man was killed last evening when equipment failed and a truck fell on him at a Portland auto repair shop. Lt. Rich Chatman says the man was pronounced dead at the scene after a jack failed. The man was not immediately identified.
AGNESS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities on the southern Oregon coast say a 93-year-old motorist is recovering after he drove over an embankment and was stuck for more than 24 hours. The World newspaper reports that Alfred “Bill” Sweet was supposed to be on his way back from his cabin in the Agness area to his home in North Bend on Monday but never showed up. The next night a sheriff’s deputy noticed disturbed grass along Agness Road, peered over the embankment and saw Sweet’s car on its side 50 feet below.