4th man arrested in Ore. sleeping bag death
Thursday, June 16, 2011
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- The Linn County sheriff says a fourth man has been arrested in the death of a Eugene, Ore., man found fatally beaten in a sleeping bag off Interstate 5 near Harrisburg.
Sheriff Tim Mueller said 37-year-old Abiu Antonio Padilla was arrested Thursday in Salem. The sheriff says the man is charged with murder in the death of Jose Felipe Hernandez Leiva on April 30 or May 1.
The sheriff says Padilla and three other men arrested earlier previously worked with the 39-year-old Leiva at area farms.
On May 20, a man walking in an area east of Interstate 5 about 15 miles north of Eugene discovered Leiva's body in a sleeping bag near a drainage ditch.
Two of the other men are charged with murder and one is charged with hindering prosecution.
No more arrests are expected.