MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say an Oregon man accused of killing another man whose body was found on a logging road has told detectives the victim had terminal cancer and begged to be shot.
The Roseburg News-Review reports that Charles Henry Teal was arraigned Tuesday on a murder count in the death of 39-year-old Jeffrey Bension.
A sheriff's report filed in court in Douglas County says the 26-year-old Teal told detectives he shot Bension in the head in a mercy killing. Bension reportedly had recently moved into the Myrtle Creek home Teal shares with several other people.
Bension's body was found by a hunter early Monday about 10 miles northeast of Myrtle Creek, in southern Oregon.
The newspaper reports that court documents don't address whether Bension really had cancer.