- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A man who authorities say tried to kill a woman at a Buddhist temple near Salem will remain in jail.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/DCCobL ) that Marion County Judge Janet Klapstein denied bail to Jose Murillo on grounds that the 23-year-old man is a danger to the public.

Murillo was provided a court-appointed attorney at Tuesday’s hearing. He has yet to enter a plea to the charges of attempted murder and assault.

Police investigators say Murillo and the woman broke into the Buddhist Temple of Oregon and smoked methamphetamine. They say Murillo then stabbed the victim more than 10 times with a pocket knife and forced a ring down her throat.

Monks reported the break-in Saturday and discovered the victim hiding in bushes.

The woman was sent to OHSU Hospital for surgery to repair a wrist and a severed finger.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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