3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

Date: 05/21/2013 10:20 AM

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Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The father of a 5-year-old Portland boy who died of abuse has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The man, Kalman Eteuati, had been charged with murder by abuse in the death last June of his son, Mahonarye Noa. The Oregonian reports the man’s wife, Valisha Eteuati, is facing the same charge is scheduled to enter a plea and be sentenced today.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Former Oregon football player Cliff Harris will face trial in Hillsboro on a domestic harassment charge. Harris appeared in court yesterday and declined the opportunity to enter a one-year diversion program. Harris is charged in connection with a May 3 argument with his girlfriend outside a restaurant.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon State Penitentiary inmate has had five years added to his prison time for crimes against law enforcement while he’s been in custody. The U.S. attorney’s office in Portland says Andrew Barnett mailed a threatening letter in 2008 to the Washington sheriff and deputies. In 2011, he threw human waste on a jail guard in Portland. And last April he mailed a letter containing white powder to the U.S. attorney’s office, claiming it was anthrax. It turned out to be an antibiotic that had been ground into powder.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Springfield City Councilor Dave Ralston asked for a court-appointed attorney but was told to pay for his own lawyer after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence. The Register-Guard reports Ralston was cited Feb. 10 when he was stopped after leaving a tavern. He had a blood alcohol level of .07 percent, which is below the .08 level at which a driver is presumed to be intoxicated. Ralston has said he was entrapped.


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