MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old Oregon man accused of killing another man whose body was found on a southern Oregon logging road has told detectives the victim said he had terminal cancer and begged to be shot.
The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/optd1y) that Charles Henry Teal was arraigned Tuesday on a murder count in the death of 39-year-old Jeffrey Bension. A sheriff’s report filed in Douglas County Circuit Court says Teal told detectives he shot Bension in the head in a mercy killing. Bension reportedly had recently moved into the Myrtle Creek home Teal shares with several other people.
Bension’s body was found by a hunter early Monday about 10 miles northeast of Myrtle Creek.
The newspaper says court documents don’t address whether Bension really had cancer.
Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com