“I have no doubt the thought has come to your mind that because these people were homeless, they were less human. You could not be more wrong,” a relative of one of the victims told Enrique Rodriguez, Jr. at his sentencing Wednesday.
UPDATE: Samuel Caster-Winegeart, 25, was employed at Willamette University as a campus safety officer until the day after police say he shot at, punched and yelled a racist slur at a Black man.
Oregon State Police seized over 2,500 marijuana plants, 50 pounds of processed marijuana and $5,000 from what they described as an illegal grow operation.
Prosecutors also refiled previously dismissed charges which alleged the same man, David Belluno, attacked a different woman at the park in 2018.
Two teenagers have been charged with threatening violence when students return to school at West Salem High School after the holiday break. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and FBI handled the investigation.
Constantino and Evaristo Temoxtle-Tlehuactle were both indicted last week on charges of robbery and assault in Marion County Circuit Court.
Salem police also found 26 guns and over $63,000 in cash after arresting Leonel Covarrubias Hernandez, 45, and Silvia Rodriguez Diaz, 50, on Tuesday.
Enrique Rodriguez Jr., 25, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 11 for the charges, which include manslaughter and driving under the influence.
Gov. Kate Brown’s order allows nearly 7,000 Oregonians with a suspended license suspended prior to Oct. 1, 2020 to get them reinstated.
Polk County prosecutors charged Evan Webber, 30, with arson and criminal mischief on Tuesday, alleging he started a fire at Lighthouse Home Loans In west Salem.