- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A man charged in a rampage that left his father and two pedestrians dead is unable to assist in his own defense.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/28X287N) 31-year-old Michael Jefferson Bryant will receive treatment at Oregon State Hospital.

Bryant’s psychiatric report was made available for a judge’s review before the order was issued Friday.

Authorities say Bryant attacked his parents with a baseball bat, torched the family home, stole an SUV and ran down pedestrians in November.

Jefferson Stanley Bryant was killed while his wife Elizabeth was seriously injured.

Pedestrians Rick Bates and Marc Sanford were also killed.

Sanford’s wife Lorre was seriously injured.

Lawyer Conor Huseby said doctors think medication will allow his client to eventually stand trial.

A prosecutor said the hospital has 60 days to update the court.


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

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide