Two teenage gang members arrested after Burien woman killed by stray bullet

Victim’s son arrested after fire kills 81-year-old man in Oregon

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff’s spokesman says the son of an 81-year-old man found dead after a fire in a Willamette Valley duplex has been arrested for investigation of second-degree manslaughter and reckless burning.

Mason County sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Baldridge identified the victim as 81-year-old Candido Duran of the community of Jefferson, Oregon, about 10 miles northwest of Albany. Baldridge said Wednesday night that 36-year-old John Duran had been arrested. The younger man also lived in the unit.

Baldridge says the investigation determined that Candido Duran “died of injuries sustained during the fire.”

The spokesman declined to say how the fire started early Wednesday or provide any other details.

The duplex was destroyed. The residents on the other side of the building were displaced but unhurt.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

3 comments

  • KIMBERLY

    WHY WOULD YOU SAY TO HURT ANOTHER HUMAN BEINMG WHEN YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. I AM FAMILY FRIENDS OF THE DURANS AND I KNOW JOHN DIDNT KILL HIS FATHER INTENTIONALLY! JOHN YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS I LOVE YOU AND I AM HERE FOR YOU

  • A Duran

    You make me sick Kimberly. Apparently you don’t know what happened either and you need to read up because he left My Uncle Candido in there to die!
    “According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Duran, who fled the duplex shortly after realizing it was on fire, told police he didn’t care that he’d left his father to burn and die. He was convinced his father had put “a hit out” on John and wanted him dead.”
    “The 36-year-old resident also told police he had previously contemplated lighting his Jefferson home on fire to kill himself as well as his father, expressing his fascination with fire and describing the flames as “romantic.”