Parolee arrested in Medford homicide

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a man on parole on an attempted murder charge from 2004 has been accused of killing a Medford man.

Twenty-nine-year-old Travis Donald Asbill of Medford was jailed on a murder charge Sunday after police and deputies traced him to a house in Eagle Point and surrounded it.

Police say 54-year-old Donald William Mack died Sunday in a hospital of severe head injuries suffered at his Medford apartment.

Detectives are looking for witnesses believed to have been at the apartment.

The Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/LZTJdT ) reported that records show Asbill pleaded guilty in 2004 to attempted murder charges. He was accused of stabbing and shooting a man sleeping in a car at a trailhead.

He was sentenced to seven years and then released.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/