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Nicholas Hannan receives 15 year prison sentence for killing Diego Tejeda-Manzo (Photo) - 03/08/19


MARCH 8, 2019

Nicholas Hannan receives 15 year prison sentence for killing Diego Tejeda-Manzo

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 20-year-old Nicholas Hannan received a 15 year prison sentence for killing 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo.

Gerardo Tejeda, the father of Mr. Tejeda-Manzo, spoke during sentencing using a Spanish interpreter. Mr. Tejeda expressed to Hannan that Mr. Tejeda-Manzo was a son, brother, grandson, nephew and father.

The shooting “destroyed” the entire Tejeda-Manzo family, Mr. Tejeda expressed. He said it’s his hope the Hannan family never has to experience the pain that his family has gone through.

The siblings of Mr. Tejeda-Manzo prepared a letter that was read during sentencing by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

“We hope the years you get you will think about what you did. Not only did you take away a son or brother but you took away your dad to an innocent three-year-old. The three old now has to live every day without seeing his dad and having him help out as he grows up… You took away someone who was supposed to protect us since he was the oldest and from whom we were still learning every day. Even though you will be behind bars and justice will be served, nothing will ever bring our brother back,” the statement said.

Sentencing was held on March 8, 2019 after Hannan previously appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm and assault in the second degree.

On November 7, 2017, officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau responded to reports of a disturbance and a shooting near the Vue Apartment complex, located in the 1700 block of Southwest Park Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

Upon arrival, law enforcement located Mr. Tejeda-Manzo suffering from a gunshot wound. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Mr. Tejeda-Manzo died of homicidal violence.

Hannan and others confronted Mr. Tejeda-Manzo outside a sandwich shop, according to information previously stated in court. During the altercation, Hannan physically attacked Mr. Tejeda-Manzo and fired multiple rounds from a handgun.

Law enforcement determined that David Michael Brown, 27, and potentially two others were with Hannan and participated in the assault of Mr. Tejeda-Manzo.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau learned that Mr. Tejeda-Manzo was armed during the physical altercation and shot back at Hannan. Hannon was struck in the abdomen.

Hannan’s co-defendant, Brown, is currently charged with one count of assault in the second degree and assault in the third degree. His next court date is scheduled for May 3, 2019.

Brown is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A copy of the photograph of Mr. Tejeda-Manzo and his parents, which was displayed in court, is being released to the media with permission.


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