- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A 36-year-old man has been convicted of murder in the death of a man whose body was found on tidal mudflats near a wastewater treatment plant in Coos Bay.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1WgF5X0 ) that Shawn Yamate was also found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to tamper with a witness, attempted tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. The verdict came after a six-day jury trial.

Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier says the charges related to Yamate beating Martin, dragging his body and burning his clothing. He’s also accused of conspiring with other inmates while jailed on the murder charge to encouraged witnesses not to show for court appearances.

Yamate’s sentencing has been set for May 2.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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