Ore. man convicted in fatal strangling of mother

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HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- Jurors have found an Aloha, Ore., man guilty of murder in the strangling death of his 78-year-old mother.

The Oregonian reports that 55-year-old Michael Lee Reineke was convicted Wednesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say he used a telephone cord to kill Norma Louise Gordon last June in her home.

Defense lawyer Ethan Levi says he plans to appeal.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com