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Friday Sep 12 | Local TV Station KTVZ

Inmate given early release in 1998 carjack murder

A judge has granted early release from prison for a man convicted in the 1998 carjack murder of the owner of a Rogue River wilderness lodge. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports a judge ruled Friday that Trevor Walraven can be released from the Oregon State Penitentiary in 45 days, cutting in half his 30-year sentence.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

SFGate

FBI links inmate to unsolved Gypsy Hill killings on Peninsula

A person of interest in a string of unsolved killings in San Mateo County was identified by the FBI on Monday, nearly 40 years after the first victim was found near Gypsy Hill Road in Pacifica. Rodney Halbower, a 66-year-old inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary , was linked to the killings of five young women on the Peninsula in 1976 after investigators connected DNA evidence in those cases to a cigarette butt left under the body of a sixth murder victim in Reno, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Prison, San Mateo County, CA, Pacifica, CA, State Prisons

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

DNA links inmate to unsolved California killings

A 66-year-old man has been named a person of interest in a string of killings in the San Francisco Peninsula 38 years ago. The FBI announced Monday that cold case investigators have linked Rodney Halbower to the killings of five young women in San Mateo County in 1976.

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OregonLive.com

Beaverton food stamp fraudster pays up, reduces his prison time

Mahmoud Tajgerdu , given 16 years in prison for running a food stamp fraud scheme out of his two Beaverton businesses, has reduced his sentence by more than half. The Oregon State Penitentiary inmate, sentenced in May on 18 counts of aggravated first-degree theft and unlawful use of food stamps, returned to Washington County Circuit Court last week for a restitution hearing.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Oregon releases convicted killer month too early

KPTV reports Marc Trice was released from the Oregon State Penitentiary on Monday.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

OregonLive.com

Hearing rescheduled for food stamp fraud kingpin; Southridge Skyhawks start practice: Beaverton Today

Hearing: The restitution hearing for Mahmoud Tajgerdu, who could spend up to 16 years in prison for a food stamp fraud scheme, was rescheduled to Sept.

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