NWCN, June 30, 2016
The suspect in a triple homicide Monday east of Woodburn admitted to committing the crime, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday.
Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, 29, was accused of three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder. He appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.
KGW News partner KXL reported the suspect was deported from the United States six times since 2003.
“This defendant shot four people, killing three of them, admitted to doing so when interviewed by police,” said a Marion County prosecutor.
The victims were identified in court documents as Edmundo Amaro Bajanero, Ruben Rigoberto Reyes and Katie Lynn Gildersleeve. The victim who survived has been identified as Refugio Modesto DeLaCruz. He is in critical condition, but deputies expect him to survive.
Bajanero, Reyes and DeLaCruz were all residents at the farm. Gildersleeve is the girlfriend of another resident who was not there during the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office isn’t saying anything about a motive.
[Editor’s Note: In a statement, ICE noted Mr. Oseguera-Gonzalez “has been repatriated to Mexico six times since 2003, most recently in 2013.”]