HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - A mentally ill man who stripped naked and attacked a hunter on a remote hilltop in Oregon was found guilty of attempted murder and second degree assault.
The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1A77h0s ) a Washington County jury returned the verdict for Linus Norgren on Friday. The attack happened in October 2013 deep in the woods.
Court documents show Norgren, then 20 years old, punched hunter Jeff McDonald, bashed him in the head with a rock, and tried to choke him. While the hunter lay unconscious, Norgren also dislocated his arms.
During the attack, prosecutors said Norgren told McDonald: “Sasquatch kills the hunter.”
The two men did not know each other. Eventually, McDonald was able to call 911.
Norgren’s attorney, Bear Wilner-Nugent, said Norgren has bipolar disorder.
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