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HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) – A friend of the victim says a Friday
party that attracted people they didn’t know got out of control,
leading to a fatal shooting in Eastern Oregon. Hermiston police
have arrested 25-year-old Jesus Carrillo Jr. on a murder charge.
The friend tells the East Oregonian up to a dozen uninvited men
arrived, and 34-year-old Heriberto Aparicio Garcia was shot after
asking some to leave. A grand jury could get the case this week.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A Marion County grand jury has indicted a
Keizer man on murder by abuse charges in the death of his
4-year-old stepson. Twenty-three-year-old Gerardo Chavarria is
scheduled for an arraignment hearing tomorrow. The Statesman
Journal reports he told police the boy, Sebastian Iturbe, fell down
stairs Nov. 5 at their apartment when the mother wasn’t home. The
coroner says he died the next day of blunt force head trauma.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Once-cooperative relations between police
and Occupy Portland organizers have fallen apart amid allegations
that police used excessive force when they broke up a downtown camp
that protesters had held for five weeks. A protester was
hospitalized after officers dragged him away; he now alleges
officers beat him. Police say it didn’t happen, and he was just
pulled away from a dangerous situation after he fell to the ground.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Officials have told protesters in a state
park on the Capitol grounds in Salem their tents and other
structures have to be out by the end of the month. Parks and
Recreation Department officials say the camp’s food and medical
structures at Willson Park are open all night and are attracting
unruly people. The department told the protesters Monday that their
permit to demonstrate would expire at the end of this month.
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