PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors in Oregon say a Portland teenager admitted to his father that his gun just “went off” and he fatally shot a 14-year-old girl who disappeared in mid-March.
In court testimony Friday, a Portland police detective detailed the pools of blood that soaked through carpet in the room of 16-year-old Parrish Bennette Jr. and the teenager’s alleged attempts to clean it up.
The testimony came during a bail hearing for Bennette, who has been accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend, Yashanee Vaughn.
The girl’s body has not been found since her disappearance was reported by her mother on March 19.
Multnomah County deputy district attorney Brian Davidson argued Friday that Bennette should be denied bail.