Man convicted in 2012 killings on Oregon Coast



COQUILLE, Ore. — An Oregon man was convicted Thursday of two counts of aggravated murder for fatally shooting the 19-year-old husband of his mother-in-law and her terminally ill former husband.

Circuit Judge Richard Barron found Timothy Henson, 43, of Myrtle Creek guilty after a three-day, nonjury trial.

Henson was convicted of killing Milton Leach, 70, and George Micheaux III during a trip to the Oregon coast last September. Henson testified that he used methamphetamine during the trip and was feeling paranoid.

The judge sentenced Henson to life in prison. He’ll have to serve 60 years before being eligible for parole.

Hanson told the judge he’d been in confrontations all that weekend with Leach, the former husband of 47-year-old Ruth Micheaux.

She was also along on the trip, as was Henson’s wife, Vallena Tuell.

Toxicology reports showed everyone on the trip except Leach used methamphetamine that weekend.