PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) – A 53-year-old Lebanon man died in Oregon Department of Corrections custody, where he was serving a 60-year prison sentence for murder.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Kenneth McPhail died Wednesday at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton, at the facility’s end-of-life care program.
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution administrator Ron Miles says McPhail had been battling a long-term illness.
A 2006 article by the Corvallis Gazette-Times reports McPhail was convicted of killing a Lebanon woman, Melissa Dawn Bauer, in 2005 when she was 20 years old. The newspaper reported that Bauer was found dead from multiple stab wounds in a Linn County park, and McPhail was arrested a week later in Lincoln County.