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Jury unanimously convicts Tyler Wayne Nees of murdering his father - 02/13/20

February 13, 2020           

Jury unanimously convicts Tyler Wayne Nees of murdering his father

Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a 12-person jury unanimously convicted 33-year-old Tyler Wayne Nees of one count of murder constituting domestic violence and one count of unlawful use of a weapon for intentionally killing his father, 64-year-old Brian Nees.

Multnomah County Deputy District Attorneys Amanda Nadell and Brad Kalbaugh prosecuted this case.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Brian Nees’ heart was punctured by the weapon used to stab him. 

This investigation started on December 2, 2017 when the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call from a person in the 6000 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard in Portland, Oregon.

After being stabbed in the back, Brian Nees ran from the residence looking for help. He ended up at the Mt. Scott Pub, located approximately one block away.

The manager of the bar told police that he was in the process of closing for the evening when a person, later identified as Brian Nees started pounding on the door asking for help. When the manager opened the door, he found Brian Nees injured from a stab wound.

Brian Nees told both the 9-1-1 caller and a Portland Police officer that his son, Tyler, was the person who stabbed him and also provided law enforcement with the location of where the stabbing occurred. He died in surgery several hours later.

During the investigation, law enforcement learned that Tyler Nees fled the area after stabbing his father in the 7200 block of Southwest Woodstock Boulevard.

Police went to the residence where they located a large bloodied butcher’s knife on the floor inside the apartment.

Nees was located on December 14, 2017 in the 900 block of Northwest 23rd Avenue in Portland and taken into custody.

Sentencing in this matter is scheduled for March 17, 2020 at 9 a.m.




Attached Media Files: PR-20-45-Tyler_Wayne_Nees.pdf
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