Girlfriend takes plea deal in Ore. double killing



DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Willamette Valley woman accused of conspiring with her boyfriend to murder his parents has accepted a plea deal and will serve 20 years.

A statement from District Attorney Stan Butterfield noted that Cindy Lou Beck’s no-contest plea Tuesday came a year to the day after the deaths of David and Marilyn Jondle at their farm southwest of Dallas in Polk County.

In July, their 21-year-old son, Andrew, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in a plea bargain carrying a minimum 50-year sentence.

Butterfield says Beck and Andrew Jondle were after money to avoid eviction from their Salem apartment and to get Beck’s children out of state custody.

Investigators say his parents objected to Andrew’s relationship with Beck, 27 years older.

Formal sentencing for both is Sept. 19.