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News Release
Zachary Hackman Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for 2022 Homicide - 05/14/24

Zachary Hackman Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison for 2022 Homicide 

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge sentenced Zachary Tyler Hackman, 24, to 19 years in prison for the 2022 killing of James Orlando Harris. Mr. Harris was the father of Hackman’s girlfriend. 


On October 9, 2022, at 6:31 p.m., Portland Police officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstances call in the 0-100 Block of Northeast Marine Drive. Officers arrived to find a person deceased. The Medical Examiner's Office determined that the victim, identified as 54-year-old James Orlando Harris, died of homicidal violence. 

On October 23, 2022, Zachary Hackman was arrested and charged in connection with the murder. He was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center, where he has remained since. 

Plea & Sentencing

Senior Deputy District Attorney Kevin Demer and Deputy District Attorney Alex Hargrove represented the state in this case, which resulted in a negotiated plea agreement with the defendant and his counsel. Judge Jenna Plank accepted the plea on May 13, 2024, and sentenced Hackman as follows:

  • 204 months for one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • 24 months consecutive for one count of Abuse of a Corpse in the Second Degree

Additionally, Hackman will serve three years of post-prison supervision. He is currently in custody in Multnomah County and will be transported to the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

The DA’s Office wishes to thank the Portland Police Bureau officers and detectives who assisted with this case, as well as the victim advocate who supported Mr. Harris’ family.


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