Oregon jury convicts Brian Cole of wife’s murder



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon jury has convicted a man of murder after he was accused of strangling his wife, stuffing her body in a duffel bag and dumping it off a remote forest road south of Portland.

The Oregonian reports a Multnomah County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday found 38-year-old Brian Cole guilty of murdering Heather Mallory in March 2008 after an argument at their apartment in Portland.

During the three-week trial, prosecutors argued that Cole was angry over his wife’s affair and worried about losing custody of his son in a divorce.

Her body was found two years later by a federal worker.


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