- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A Washington County man accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend while on temporary release from a halfway house now faces charges that could result in the death penalty.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/amVNwu ) that a grand jury indicted Eric C. Petersen on aggravated murder and sexual assault charges in the August death of 24-year-old Aimie Zdrantan.

Records show he had violated a restraining order she sought, and days before the killing, a judge revoked his probation on a weapons charge.

At the time of the killing, he was serving 60 days in a minimum-security transitional facility in Hillsboro and had a day pass to go to a job search service.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to murder, a charge that doesn’t result in the death penalty.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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