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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dad on probation for Domestic Violence, murders wife, son (Forest Grove, Oregon)

Note: Cross posted from [wp angelfury] Whos Killing Families?.


Dad on probation for DV murders wife, son (Forest Grove, Oregon)

Dad STEVEN ENGLUND, who was on probation for a criminal domestic violence charge, has shot to death his son and the mother of his son.

Oh yea, and then the coward knocked himself out of the gene pool.

Hat tip to Annie for finding this.

Murder-suicide in Forest Grove claims three lives
Father shoots his wife and son, then kills himself in western Washington County's third murder this month

By Christian Gaston

The Forest Grove News-Times, Nov 27, 2009, Updated 3.4 hours ago

Forest Grove police say a man on probation for domestic violence killed his wife and shot his son twice before shooting himself Friday night.

Police were called to the a house located in the 2500 block of 21st Avenue in Forest Grove around 6:30 p.m.

Inside police found Kevin Coleman who had been shot several times. Also in the house, police found the Coleman's mother, Cindy England, 52, dead from gunshot wounds.

Police searched the house and the surrounding property and finally found 56-year-old Steven England, 56, dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The wounded man was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland where he died later that night.

The shooter, Steven England, apparently just moved back into the house with Cindy England, even though he was on probation for a criminal domestic violence charge stemming from their relationship.

Police said they weren't sure where England got the revolver that he used in the crime, or whether it was his gun.

Capt. Aaron Ashbaugh, spokesman for the Forest Grove Police, said some family members arrived at the scene, and were shocked by the violence.

"This is just absolutely devastating," Ashbaugh said. Two of Washington County's volunteer chaplains helped the family cope as best they could, Ashbaugh said.

"It's tough for everybody, the officers, too," Ashbaugh said. "They've been dealing with a lot of death and violence."

This is the third homicide investigation in western Washington County in November. Last weekend, Forest Grove police aided Hillsboro and Cornelius police in a chase after a shooter who fled a crime scene in Hillsboro then opened fire on police. Police shot him dead.

Then on Monday, police conducted a manhunt for Josh David Nicholas, who was wanted on multiple warrants. Once police had him in custody, they said he was a person of interest in a Nov. 7 killing.

"In my 23 years out here in Forest Grove this is the most intense string of violent events in this area that I have seen," said Ashbaugh.

Posted by silverside at 5:10 PM

Labels: child death, DV, murder, murder-suicide, Oregon


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