Atkinson and detroit

Ken Atkinson, left, and Nathan Detroit.

Prosecutors now believe the two men accused of a double murder in a home near Pilot Butte in 2020 were involved in a murder-for-hire scheme.

Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Atkinson, 57, and Nathan Shane Detroit II, 31, appeared Monday in Deschutes County Circuit Court to face a new indictment and a new charge. The co-defendants now stand accused of first-degree murder under the theory Atkinson paid his nephew Detroit to kill Atkinson’s brother and the brother’s fiancee.

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Thanks to Hummel's advocacy at the legislature, virtually no murder is "death eligible." If someone murdered 15 people with a machine gun, that's not a death penalty offense, neither are virtually all of the most murderers.

Thanks, John.



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