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Mar-16-2009 11:49printcomments

Police Say Beaverton Man Killed Wife With Hammer

A Beaverton man has been arrested for the murder of his wife.

Namegabe Mushegero
Namegabe Mushegero has been charged for the murder of his wife. Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Office

(BEAVERTON, Ore.) - A call to Beaverton Police early Monday morning alerted authorities to a murder scene.

The victim was 49-year old Nabintu Kelekele Kalamba and the suspect, her husband, is 50-year old Namegabe Kelekele Mushegero. The couple lived together on the 6000 block of King Blvd.

According to Beaverton Police, they received a call at 1:02 a.m., March 16th. A distraught woman told them she had found her mother seriously injured. The caller was at home with her parents.

Police and Detectives arrived on scene to find the victim upstairs, deceased. Preliminary investigation showed the victim's husband had fatally wounded her.

It was at first unclear as to the exact cause of death but, preliminary interviews and investigations have found the murder weapon to be a hammer. A motive for this crime is unknown.

Beaverton Police Detectives have interviewed the victim's husband and arrested him on murder charges.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being questioned by detectives. His arraignment will be tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. in the Washington County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center.

The Washington County Forensics Team and Beaverton Detectives will continue their investigation.




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Karma November 11, 2017 4:03 pm (Pacific time)

I do not believe that this man hammer to death his wife, there’s more to this story has not been told and over the years until now 2017 there may be a possible conclusion. There have been several victims of crime in relationship to the children of this family I have been a victim. Different PD jurisdictions have covered up and protected the Beaverton police department of being in being embarrassed at their actions and rallying around the children of this family. I suspect the death of this woman was actually done by one of the children. I believe they should be re-investigate As those victims of crime Deserve justice and those victims have been ignored and laughed at By their local PD


Jessica March 19, 2009 8:05 am (Pacific time)

her name was NABITOU and she was an active member in the african womens coalition


dude March 16, 2009 11:18 pm (Pacific time)

Don't forget axe's...very dangerous. They obviously have no place in a peaceful non-violent society.


conservative March 16, 2009 7:56 pm (Pacific time)

Come on dude, then you might as well ban every knife, screwdriver or anything you can use as a weapon. How about living in reality.


dude March 16, 2009 3:43 pm (Pacific time)

We must ban hammers. Or at least have severe regulation and background tests.

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