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Fourth suspect arrested in ongoing human sex trafficking investigation - 11/24/20

November 24, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced for the first time limited details on an ongoing human sex traffic investigation, involving a minor victim, which has resulted in two of the four suspects pleading guilty.

Until today, no information about this case could be provided to the public because the fourth suspect remained in warrant status.

This investigation started in 2019 when the Portland Police Bureau’s Human Trafficking Unit developed information about a minor being sold for sex.

During the investigation, four suspects were identified and later indicted:

  • Malik Owens, 24;
  • Isaac Zapata, 51;
  • Jeffrey Nichols, 51;
  • Josiah Carmona, 19.

According to publicly available information:

  • Owens is charged with seven counts of compelling prostitution, 40 counts of promoting prostitution, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of tampering with a witness.
  • Zapata is charged with three counts of purchasing sex with a minor, three counts of commercial sexual solicitation, and three counts of sexual abuse in the second degree.
  • Nicholas is on 36 months of supervised probation, as of August 2020, after pleading guilty to one count of purchasing sex with a minor, one count of attempted delivery of cocaine, and one count of commercial sexual solicitation.
  • Carmona received a 15 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to one count of tampering with a witness and then violating his previously imposed probation. He will be on five years of post-prison supervision.

The criminal conduct alleged in these four cases occurred in July 2019.

On November 23, 2020, members of the United States Marshals Service located and arrested Zapata in the area of Southeast 90th Avenue and Southeast Ellis Street in Portland, Oregon.

All other additional facts in this case, including the charging instruments and plea agreements, remain under court ordered seal.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time because Owens and Zapata are pending trial.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Owens and Zapata are innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being litigated by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Team, which includes two attorneys, an investigator and a victim advocate. Additionally, an attorney assigned to the MCDA gang unit is available to help prosecute cases and support the team as trafficking routinely intersects with gang violence.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office’s Human Trafficking Team works to protect victims utilizing a three-prong approach: (1) aggressively prosecuting those who traffic victims to sex buyers; (2) reducing demand for exploitation in all forms to include a dedicated focus on a reduction of sex buyers; and (3) ensuring adequate protection and support for victims of human trafficking.

If you are involved in sex trafficking, or know of someone who is being trafficked, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or 9-1-1.

 

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Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Grand jury indicts Jared Walter for invasion of personal privacy - 11/24/20

November 24, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 33-year-old Jared Walter is charged with invasion of personal privacy after he allegedly took a photo or video of a person inside a Lloyd Center Mall restroom.

The Multnomah County grand jury charged Walter with one count of invasion of personal privacy in the first degree, one count of attempted invasion of personal privacy in the first degree, one count of invasion of personal privacy in the second degree and one count of disorderly conduct in the second degree.

According to court documents, on November 14, 2020, Walter, a convicted sex offender, used a cell phone for the purpose of sexual gratification, and took a photo or video of a person, while they were in a state of nudity, using a mall restroom.

After the victim confronted Walter upon seeing a camera phone coming over the bathroom stall, Walter fled but a bystander detained him until security and police arrived.

At the time of this alleged conduct, Walter was pending trial on charges of sexual abuse in the third degree and harassment, according to court documents.

Walter is scheduled to be arraigned on November 24, 2020.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Walter is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

#MCDA#


Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Attached Media Files: PR-20-194-Jared_Walter.pdf
Suspect charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi - 11/19/20

November 19, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 30-year-old Allen Coe is charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi.

Coe is charged with one count of murder in the first degree, one count of attempted murder in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the first degree and two counts of identity theft.

It is alleged that Coe unlawfully entered Matthew Choi’s apartment unit on October 25, 2020 shortly before 2 a.m. and murdered Mr. Choi and attempted to murder Mr. Choi’s girlfriend.

According to court documents, in the hours prior to the alleged murder, Mr. Choi, his girlfriend and friends gathered at his apartment to celebrate his birthday.

When the party ended, Mr. Choi fell asleep on the couch and his girlfriend went to the bedroom. She reported hearing the front door to the apartment close. When she left the bedroom area to check on the sound, she saw a figure dart from the front door entry toward the bathroom.

Mr. Choi’s girlfriend woke him up and he then went to the bathroom area to investigate.

Mr. Choi’s girlfriend heard thudding noises coming from the bathroom area and announced she would be calling police.

While on the bed, a person, later identified as Coe, entered the bedroom and attempted to stab Mr. Choi’s girlfriend, according to court documents.

Before he could do so, Mr. Choi came in, grabbed Coe and pulled him away. The two fell to the ground.

Coe left the apartment. Mr. Choi’s girlfriend went to him and then saw that he had been stabbed multiple times.

Mr. Choi died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

When the Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Detail responded to the scene, a green backpack was located in the communal trash room next to Mr. Choi’s apartment unit.

Investigators located two separate social security cards inside the green backpack and a yellow sticky note with the names and dates of birth for the two card holders written on it.

Law enforcement checked the names printed on the social security cards and written on the sticky note and determined both individuals lived in the same apartment complex as Mr. Choi. Both people reported their social security cards were stolen in a burglary that occurred around October 15, 2020.

Detectives learned Coe is also a resident of the same apartment complex where Mr. Choi lived.

During the investigation, law enforcement spoke with Coe about the homicide. While speaking with detectives Coe spit saliva and phlegm on the ground, which was then collected by detectives for DNA analysis.

The Oregon State Police Crime Lab concluded the swabs taken from each of Mr. Choi’s hands during the autopsy contained a DNA mixture. Mr. Choi is assumed to be the major contributor to the mixture and the DNA profile developed from the swabs of Coe’s saliva and phlegm cannot be excluded as the minor contributor to the DNA mixture.

Law enforcement reviewed apartment complex surveillance video from the night of the homicide and learned in the hours before the homicide Coe was wearing the green backpack, which contained the stolen social security cards, found in the trash room next door to Mr. Choi’s apartment unit.

When interviewed by police, Coe admitted the video reviewed by investigators showed him wearing the green backpack. He said the backpack was lost at some point and could not explain why it was found hours after Mr. Choi’s murder and in the room next to Mr. Choi’s apartment.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Mr. Choi’s cause of death to be stab wounds to the chest.

The United States Marshals Service arrested Coe on November 18, 2020.

Coe appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court for his first appearance. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf by a court appointed defense attorney.

The next court date in this matter is set for November 30, 2020.  

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Coe is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

#MCDA#


Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Attached Media Files: PR-20-193-Allen_Coe.pdf
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Shalondre Adams receives 19 year prison sentence for killing 12 month old baby (Photo) - 11/17/20

 

November 17, 2020

Note: This press release includes a photo provided to the District Attorney’s Office of Dominick Smith with family permission to distribute.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 25-year-old Shalondre Adams received a 19 year prison sentence for causing the death of 12-month-old Dominick Smith.

By pleading guilty to one count of assault in the first degree and one count of manslaughter in the first degree Adams admitted that he assaulted Dominick, which resulted in serious physical injuries and death under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

This investigation started on September 21, 2017 when paramedics and firefighters received information about a child not breathing at a residence in the 400 block of Southeast 169th Avenue in Gresham, Oregon.

The investigation revealed that Adams was in a relationship with Dominick’s mother at the time of his death. In the weeks leading up to Dominick’s death, Adams had become a primary caretaker for the victim while his mother worked outside the home.

Adams’ motive to assaulting Dominick remains unknown.

“This is a sad day for everyone involved in this case,” said Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Amanda Nadell. “The grief and trauma from Dominick’s death will last forever. On the morning of Dominick’s death, Mr. Adams was the sole caretaker responsible for Dominick. The medical experts in this case concluded that Dominick was the victim of a violent assault that resulted in extensive blunt force trauma injuries. Dominick’s life was unnecessarily and unjustifiably taken. While no outcome in the justice system will ever bring him back to his family, it is our hope that the family can find some peace through Mr. Adams taking responsibility for his actions.”

It was through the coordination, communication and collaboration of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team that this case was investigated and prosecuted.

The Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team includes representatives from CARES Northwest, local law enforcement, public schools, hospitals, health departments, local mental health service providers, the Oregon Department of Human Services, and Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team works with community partners to protect children who have been abused and neglected while ensuring that all practices are trauma-informed and mitigate the life-long consequences of child abuse. The team also handles child homicides, felony child physical abuse cases, felony child abandonment cases, custodial interference cases, and felony sex crimes where the victim is currently under the age of 18 and where the suspect is determined not to be a stranger to the child.

CARES Northwest, Multnomah County’s child abuse assessment center, is a community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse. The organization is one of the largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation and serves more than 5,000 children annually.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the Gresham Police Department, the Multnomah County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team and the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team for their dedicated efforts investigating this case.

The East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team consists of representatives from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the Gresham Police Department, the Oregon State Police and the Port of Portland Police Department.

#MCDA#


Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Attached Media Files: Dominick_Smith.jpg
Angela McCraw-Hester receives life imprisonment for murdering Annastasia Hester - 11/16/20

 

November 16, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 38-year-old Angela McCraw-Hester received a sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after serving 25 years for causing the death of 34-year-old Annastasia Hester.

Ms. Hester’s brother, Nathaniel Holmes, provided an impact statement read by his attorney with the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. In part the impact statement read:

“It goes without saying that the murder of Annastasia Hester has affected her family to a great and severe extent. The emotional and psychological turmoil has been truly devastating. … I won’t grow old with my sister and reminisce. She won’t see her daughter grow up, get married, have kids or be a grandmother.”

By pleading guilty to one count of murder in the second degree, McCraw-Hester admitted that she entered Ms. Hester’s apartment and unlawfully and intentionally caused her death.

“This case involves a home invasion; and in that home invasion, in the darkness of night, Annastasia Hester endured devastating brutality that no one would want to imagine let alone endure. But, throughout this entire process, no one provided a bigger voice for Annastasia than her family,” said Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney David Hannon, who prosecuted the case with Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Brian Davidson.

This investigation started on June 10, 2016 when Gresham Police and the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team responded to Ms. Hester’s apartment in the 100 block of Southwest Eastman Parkway.

Law enforcement arrived and located Ms. Hester inside the residence. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Ms. Hester died of homicidal violence and noted her body had more than 60 stab wounds.

Based on the evidence developed during this investigation, law enforcement concluded McCraw-Hester likely left her residence – which she shared with Ms. Hester’s ex-husband – in the 12000 block of Southeast Ramona Street in Portland, Oregon and drove to Ms. Hester’s apartment complex in Gresham.

Once she arrived at the apartment complex, McCraw-Hester likely removed a window-mounted air conditioning unit and a cinder block to enter Ms. Hester’s ground-floor apartment. Multiple neighbors told investigators they heard sounds of a disturbance coming from Ms. Hester’s apartment, or in the immediate vicinity.

At approximately 3 a.m. on June 10, 2016, Ms. Hester called 9-1-1.

Law enforcement arrived and located the window-mounted air conditioning unit dangling from Ms. Hester’s apartment. Investigators located a bloody footwear impression inside Ms. Hester’s apartment. The Oregon State Police (OSP) Crime Lab conducted analysis to determine the size and style of the impression. By identifying unique characteristics of the impression, law enforcement concluded the bloody impression came from a women’s boot and identified the retail store that sold the specific product.

The Gresham Police Department later found evidence that showed a purchase was made in 2015 at the retailer identified by investigators on a store account registered to McCraw-Hester.

The product purchased matched the style and manufacturer from the analysis on the bloody impression found at the crime scene.

Additionally, DNA belonging to McCraw-Hester was found inside Ms. Hester’s apartment complex, specifically on the kitchen knife block. Investigators collected video evidence that also showed McCraw-Hester traveling to and from Ms. Hester’s apartment in Gresham.

On November 15, 2017, the United States Marshals Service located and arrested McCraw-Hester.

McCraw-Hester’s husband, Matthew Hester, remains in custody pending trial on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit murder and hindering prosecution.

Law enforcement located and arrested him in 2019 in Benton County, Idaho.

Matthew Hester and Annastasia Hester were married for approximately five years before getting a divorce. The court has not set a trial date for Matthew Hester.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Matthew Hester is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the Gresham Police Department, the Multnomah County East Major Crimes Team, the Oregon State Police and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for their dedicated efforts investigating this case.

The East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team consists of representatives from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the Gresham Police Department, the Oregon State Police and the Port of Portland.

This case is being litigated by Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorneys Brian Davidson and David Hannon.

 

#MCDA#


Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

 

Marquise Love sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to assault - 11/09/20

November 9, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 26-year-old Marquise Love received a 20 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to assault in the third degree and felony riot.

The resolution of this case resulted after months of pretrial negotiations and a judicial settlement conference.

The victim, law enforcement, the court and the state are in agreement that the resolution of this case is appropriate.

By pleading guilty to one count of assault in the third degree and one count of felony riot, Love admitted that while being aided by another person, he caused physical injury to the victim and that he and others engaged in tumultuous and violent conduct and created a grave risk of causing public alarm.

Throughout the case, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office communicated with, listened to and involved the victim in the pretrial negotiations and subsequent resolution.

Although the victim did not attend today’s court hearing, in an interview with media on August 19, 2020, he said he is not seeking vengeance against Marquise Love and that he hoped Love would learn from what happened.

“The video of this assault is violent and shocking. It outraged our community and nation. We are fortunate that the victim’s injuries were not as severe as it first appeared they may have been,” said Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt. “In the days, weeks and months after this assault, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau worked quickly to identify the suspect and complete the investigation. This is a proper resolution. Marquise Love is accepting responsibility for his actions and the punishment.”

Marquise Love turned himself into the Portland Police Bureau on August 21, 2020 and remained in custody during the pendency of the case and agreed not to seek release or a bail reduction. Through his criminal defense attorneys, he expressed immediate regret and remained committed to resolving this case by cooperating with the investigation and prosecution.

In court today, Love expressed genuine remorse and apologized to the victim and wished him a speedy recovery.

In addition to the prison sentence, the court put Love on 36 months of probation. If Love violates any part of his probation, he could receive an additional 19-20 months of incarceration.

Love must participate in an alcohol abuse evaluation and comply with any recommended treatment. 

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office recognizes Portland Police Bureau Detective Brent Christensen, the lead investigator on this case, for his dedicated efforts investigating this matter.

This case was prosecuted by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Todd Jackson.

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Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Attached Media Files: PR-20-190-Marquise_Love.pdf
Community update following riot in downtown Portland - 11/05/20

November 5, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is providing an update on the cases submitted for prosecution screening after law enforcement declared a riot in downtown on November 4, 2020 and made multiple arrests.  

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office received 13 cases from law enforcement.  

Five (5) of the 13 cases were referred as a felony and the remaining eight (8) were referred as a misdemeanor.   

At this time, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has initiated criminal prosecution in two (2) of the referred cases: State v. Luke Harrah and State v. Jarrod DeFerrari.

Harrah is charged with one count of criminal mischief in the first degree and two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree. Harrah is accused of breaking two windows, estimated to be 5-feet x 7-feet in size, at the Pioneer Courthouse Square Starbucks. During a police interview, Harrah told detectives that he is a traveling protester and had only been in Portland a few days, according to court documents.

DeFerrari, from Sunrise, Florida, is charged with one count of riot and two counts of criminal mischief in the second degree. DeFerrari is accused of breaking two windows of local businesses using a black hammer that was inside his backpack.

Four (4) of the 13 cases referred to the district attorney’s office were referred back to the arresting agency for investigative follow up. These cases remain under investigation. It is our responsibility to not make a premature criminal charging decision based on potentially incomplete information. Upon the completion of the requested investigative follow up, any case re-submitted will be re-reviewed.

The district attorney’s office rejected four (4) of the 13 cases in practice with the office policy announced by DA Schmidt on August 11, 2020. All four rejected cases involved individuals being arrested at a parking garage in downtown and charged with a single count of trespassing in the second degree, a Class C misdemeanor.

Three (3) of the 13 cases referred to the district attorney’s office resulted in a “no complaint” being filed with the court because no police reports were received. All three cases, which were submitted as misdemeanors, will be reviewed once the police reports are received.

It is important to note: Our office continues to work with law enforcement to identify and investigate any criminal conduct that occurred during past mass demonstrations. This conduct includes assaults and property damage that have been recorded and posted online.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Harrah and DeFerrari are innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

#MCDA#

 


Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt - November 5, 2020 - 11/05/20

November 5, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement:

“When we stand up against injustice in our community we do so with an unwavering expectation that our businesses and critical service providers will not be targeted with property damage and that people can gather without fear of physical violence.”

 “What we saw last night - the destruction of property at multiple businesses including at a female founded and women run local clothing store, at a church that provides healing and shelter, clothing, food and assistance to homeless individuals and people overcoming substance abuse and addiction and at a hotel that is committed to the revitalization of Old Town Chinatown -- is unacceptable and criminal.”

 “My office rejects all forms of violence and property destruction. We are fully committed to prosecuting those individuals who engage in this conduct. We will work in partnership with law enforcement to develop cases by identifying suspects and evidence that can be used in court to ensure accountability for criminal acts occurring in our community.”

 “We will always support those who participate in demonstrations absent of behavior that promotes and inflicts harm because such conduct diminishes our shared objectives of creating a stronger, healthier and more equitable community.”

 

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Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

Election Day statement and video from DA Mike Schmidt - 11/03/20

November 3, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt release an Election Day video and statement. [Paragraph links to video.]

“Happy Election Day! I know that many of us are very excited - and very anxious - about what tonight's election results will mean for the future of our community and our country. As with so many things, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how many states conduct their elections and process results. So as we're watching results come in from around the country, I'm urging everyone to be patient, look to trusted news sources, and be careful about what we're sharing on social media.”

“As a pioneer of voting by mail, Oregon has a long history of conducting safe and secure elections. I know that the staff at the Multnomah County Elections office and the Oregon Secretary of State's office have policies in place to protect the integrity of the vote and to ensure timely and accurate tallying of results. The Multnomah County Election website and the Secretary of State's Elections Division website will be updated throughout the night with results as they are available, and I encourage people to use those resources.”

“Just as we value our right to vote, Oregonians also value our right to peacefully assemble and make our voices heard in the streets. In preparation for possible gatherings, my office is closely coordinating with local and state law enforcement partners to ensure that any election-related demonstrations remain peaceful and safe for all involved. In line with my office’s standing policy, we support the community's freedom of speech and we do not prosecute based on individuals' ideology or political affiliations. We do not support violence, theft, or destruction, and we will prosecute these cases when there is clear evidence to do so.”

“We are in a pivotal moment in history, and we must stand together as a community. We cannot let the fight for change to be hijacked by those seeking to harm others.”

“Thank you and be safe.”

 

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Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

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Superseding indictment filed after baby dies from suspected abuse (Photo) - 10/31/20

October 31, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Isaiah Hill is charged with the death of eight-month-old Milo Raney-Hill.

On October 30, 2020, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge arraigned Hill on a superseding indictment that alleges two counts of murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree and one count of criminal mistreatment.

This investigation started on October 10, 2020 when paramedics responded to Hill’s southwest Portland residence after receiving information that Milo was having difficulty breathing and was having seizures, according to court documents.

Paramedics responded to the home and transported Milo to the hospital. Doctors determined Milo had a profuse brain injury and extensive ligament damage in his cervical and thoracic spine, according to court documents.

Law enforcement, part of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team, spoke with Hill during its criminal investigation. Hill ultimately admitted that he shook, squeezed and then “dropped” Milo on a bed; that he then walked away but then noticed Milo was seizing, according to court documents.

Hill, as alleged in court documents, waited approximately 20-30 minutes before calling the child’s mother who then called 9-1-1.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office learned of Milo’s death on October 20, 2020, which resulted in the grand jury being presented with additional evidence to consider homicide-related offenses.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Hill is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team includes representatives from CARES Northwest, local law enforcement, public schools, hospitals, health departments, local mental health service providers, the Oregon Department of Human Services, and Multnomah County’s Department of Community Justice.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team works with community partners to protect children who have been abused and neglected while ensuring that all practices are trauma-informed and mitigate the life-long consequences of child abuse. The team also handles child homicides, felony child physical abuse cases, felony child abandonment cases, custodial interference cases, and felony sex crimes where the victim is currently under the age of 18 and where the suspect is determined not to be a stranger to the child.

CARES Northwest, Multnomah County’s child abuse assessment center, is a community-based medical program for the assessment, treatment and prevention of child abuse. The organization is one of the largest child abuse assessment centers in the nation and serves more than 5,000 children annually.

 

 

#MCDA#


Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us