Oregon teenager pleads guiltyPORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) An Oregon teenager pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday for taking part in an attack on a friend who was beaten, forced to eat cat feces and had a swastika carved into his forehead, prosecutors said.Blue Kalmbach, 16, the last of four teenage defendants to plead guilty in the case, entered guilty pleas to first degree kidnapping, robbery and second degree assault, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Christopher Ramras said.Ramras said Kalmbach was responsible “for the most, sort of, hands on physical abuse,” Ramras said, and thus received the longest sentence of the four. Kalmbach apologized in court before he was sentenced.In February, the four teenagers were charged with luring 15 year old Dustyn Murrian into a shed, hitting him with a crowbar, shooting him with a BB gun, forcing him to eat cat feces and carving the Nazi symbol into his forehead with a box cutter.
At the time of the crime, Murrian said his attackers told him they wanted money and a skateboard. They allowed him to leave the shed to get the items but he fled to a nearby auto shop, where employees called police.Kalmbach, Jenna Montgomery, 15, and Jess Taylor, 17, were charged as adults with assault, kidnapping and robbery. Montgomery was sentenced to nearly nine years in a youth correctional facility and Taylor to about 7 1/2 years, Ramras said.Oregon woman bought sleeping pills before going missingPORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) A missing Oregon stay at home mother of two young children bought sleeping pills and snacks on an errand run in her small community before she disappeared, but she did not buy enough pills to harm herself, police in Oregon said on Wednesday.The sudden disappearance of Jennifer Janelle Huston, 38, last Thursday has bewildered police for the nearby communities of Newberg and Dundee, in a rural area where she lived and was last seen.
With no solid leads and no reason to suspect foul play, officers on Wednesday resorted to patrolling rural roads in and around those two small communities about 20 miles southwest of Portland as they looked for signs her sports utility vehicle may have crashed, said Newberg Dundee Police spokesman Captain Jeff Kosmicki.Huston last Thursday told her husband, Kallen, she was going to run errands and then left him at home with their 6 year old son and their toddler, Kallen said earlier this week.Shortly before she went missing, Huston bought the over the counter sleeping pills and snacks at a Rite Aid drug store in Newberg, Kosmicki said.Huston experienced unusual, but not debilitating, headaches for three days before she disappeared, and otherwise nothing was out of the ordinary, Kallen Huston said earlier this week. Police say they do not consider him a suspect, and they are working to obtain Jennifer’s medical records.”We do not have a direction to look,” Kosmicki said in an email. He added that police are simply trying to find Huston or her car and “trying to exhaust all possibilities.”Video surveillance has captured Huston withdrawing $100 from a local credit union and stopping at the Rite Aid on Thursday, then filling her vehicle’s tank at a gas station, police said, and she appeared to be alone in the family’s Lexus SUV.