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February 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Son of notorious Oregon child killer charged in homicide

The Associated Press CANBY, Ore. — His grandfather sits on California’s death row, and his father avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing two Oregon girls. Now Francis Weaver, 31, is one of three men charged with murder in what Canby, Ore., police describe as a drug deal gone bad. Police allege Weaver and co-conspirators sought…

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January 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Supreme Court rejects petition from death-row inmate

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court has rejected a petition for release from death-row inmate Jonathan Lee Gentry, sentenced for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in 1988. Gentry was condemned in 1991 for bludgeoning of Cassie Holden in Bremerton. The girl was visiting her mother from Pocatello, Idaho. Gentry, who is black, argued that…

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