- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing his friend multiple times inside a Buddhist temple in Salem.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/1NXZ23G ) that 23-year-old Jose Murillo faces charges of attempted murder and assault in connection with the Friday incident.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says Murillo and his friend, Cynthia Veazey, had broken into the Buddhist Temple of Oregon and used methamphetamine. Authorities say Murillo began acting erratically and stabbed Veazey more than 10 times.

She was eventually able to escape and was found by monks from the temple in serious condition.

Murillo was arrested after Oregon State Police spotted him walking on Interstate 5. He was taken to a hospital and treated for a cut to his hand.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.


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

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