Ore. couple pleads not guilty in teen shooting



VALE, Ore. (AP) — An eastern Oregon couple pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in the shooting of their grandchild’s father.

The Ontario Argus Observer (http://is.gd/bn2vd9) reports that 61-year-old Lester Reger and 50-year-old Erlene Reger entered their pleas Wednesday in separate Malheur County courtrooms.

A third defendant, John Martin Fritz Jr., had his plea hearing delayed for two weeks.

District Attorney Dan Norris said 19-year-old Ramon Fry was shot and wounded after returning the child to the couple’s Ontario home following a visitation.

He said there had been a custody dispute involving the child.


Information from: Argus Observer, http://www.argusobserver.com