Date: 09/27/2013 09:28 AM
Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Charging documents say a Portland man says he stabbed a teenager after catching him trying to steal his marijuana plants. The Oregonian reports that 48-year-old Gerald Mathews was in court yesterday facing numerous charges including attempted murder. Mathews was in a standoff with police for hours after the stabbing Tuesday at his home. The teen is listed in fair condition.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Salem man has been convicted of the 2002 death of his daughter for the third time. KGW reports that Terry Dean Davis pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday. He had already been convicted of Cherish Ecklund’s death twice, but both rulings were overturned. With credit for the time he has already served, Davis will likely spend about a year-and-a-half behind bars.
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – A suspect in a Clackamas County murder-for-hire investigation has now been accused of child sex crimes. Authorities say Jason Jaynes was indicted on charges dating back more than a decade: sex abuse, rape, sodomy and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. He has pleaded not guilty to attempted aggravated murder and conspiracy as a result of the 2011 killing of Deborah Benton in her beauty salon.
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) – A forensic pathologist testifying at a military hearing of a Marine accused of killing a prostitute in Hawaii says she was strangled. Hawaii News Now reports the pathologist said yesterday that Ivy Harris died because she didn’t have enough oxygen flowing to her brain. Originally from Oregon, Harris was visiting Hawaii from Las Vegas with her pimp. Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby is charged with her murder.
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