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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland couple indicted in a $3 million
armored car heist in 2005 must remain in jail pending trial after a
federal judge decided they are flight risks and have violated their
pre-trial release conditions. An FBI agent told a U.S. magistrate
that Archie Cabello and his son Vincent Cabello visited a Bellevue,
Wash., safe deposit box last April to withdraw cash taken in the
robbery. The magistrate ruled that’s a violation of the release
conditions set for Archie Cabello and his wife Marian.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) – A teen charged with aggravated murder and
first-degree rape in the death of a 5-year-old Roseburg girl has
waived his right to a jury trial and will let a judge decide his
fate. The News-Review reports that a Douglas County judge will
preside over the trial of Dustin Wallace, now 17. Trial is expected
to begin June 12. Wallace was 16 when he was accused of killing
Sahara Dwight in July 2010.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman who pleaded guilty to murder
and arson for setting a fire that killed a Salem man has been
sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. Shray Lynne
Thompson’s family and relatives of 64-year-old victim Robert Flores
packed a Marion County courtroom for yesterday’s sentencing. The
defense said the 35-year-old Thompson didn’t intend to kill Flores.
Judge Susan Tripp said the defendant was still responsible for her
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A developer plans an $89 million project to
house 1,200 students in downtown Eugene. The Register-Guard says it
would be the largest downtown redevelopment in the town’s history
and has raised worries in the University of Oregon city about
clustering so many young people there. That’s the big question in
Eugene as the City Council gets ready to consider a $16 million
property tax break for the Alabama-based builder.
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