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Deputies Cleared in Fatal Shooting of 68-Year Old Marijuana Suspect (AUDIO)

Clackamas County Grand Jury exonerates deputies in March 4th fatal shooting.

Police shooting update

(CLACKAMAS, Ore.) - The Clackamas County District Attorneys Office says a Grand Jury has exonerated two Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a 68-year old Canby man March 4th.

The independent Grand Jury heard the testimony over the deputy-involved fatal shooting today.

Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney, John Wentworth, says Clackamas Deputy Brian Lister and Deputy Jesse Ashby, were cleared of any criminal wrong doing in the fatal shooting of 68-year old Hubert Henkel.

The deputies approached the residence at 10:30 p.m. that night, over warrants related to "manufacturing" (growing), possession and delivery of marijuana.

80-year old Marjorie Frances Crawford was arrested on a warrant for charges she and Mr. Henkel were both wanted for, relating to growing, possessing and providing cannabis to another person.

The 80-year old woman was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for the related felony charges of Manufacturing of a controlled substance; Delivery of a controlled substance and Possession of a controlled substance.

I interviewed Clackamas County Prosecutor John Wentworth shortly after receiving word of this development; the interview is posted below.

Previous articles on this incident:

One Person Dies as Police Arrest Senior Citizen on Marijuana Charges -

Man Killed by Deputies Serving Marijuana-Related Warrant Identified - Tim King


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Vic March 20, 2009 8:41 am (Pacific time)

Brian Lister..the cop who opened fire first, killed another man just a year ago. His name was Aaron Gannon and he was 31. He was threatening suicide, his wife called the cops, and Lister took care of that problem with two bullets to the head. It is funny, because people ask us if we are afraid to live in Mexico...actually, the crime rate in Oregon is nearly triple the rate in Nayarit, where we lived. The police there were helpful and polite and non-threatening. Theres something for all you racists to think about. 

Vic March 19, 2009 5:25 pm (Pacific time)

So if I hear you correctly "conservative", us uppity citizens who pay the wages of these cops and who are at their mercy have no business asking why a man was gunned down inside his house. Pathetic...your name isnt Craig Roberts, is it? We wont know because you dont have the guts to use your real name.

chris jones March 19, 2009 5:13 pm (Pacific time)

I sure hope I am never in need of the officers' "assistance" too. It's the only kind of assistance that winds you up in a body bag.

conservative March 19, 2009 1:27 pm (Pacific time)

You still don't know what happened. You convict the cops before even knowing the whole stories. The Sheriff Office is right and very smart not to release the story. The jury should be the only one who know what happened. Now back off, leave the cops alone. I only hope that you never be in need of an officers assistance.

Vic March 19, 2009 1:19 pm (Pacific time)

"Rats Find Rats Innocent In Case of Missing Cheese" Man, I bet all criminals wish they could investigate themselves and the results be binding. I bet all rapists, bank robbers and other criminal types would all be found to be innocent. What a joke.

chris jones March 19, 2009 10:45 am (Pacific time)

You mean the government found ITSELF not guilty? Astounding! Plants aren't evil, governments are.

Terry Dwyer March 18, 2009 8:01 pm (Pacific time)

No surprise here, and a surprisingly empty interview. If the guy had answered anything it would have helped. Instead it is just what I would expect.

Vic March 18, 2009 5:49 pm (Pacific time)

No surprise at all...are cops EVER found anything but innocent in these cases? I hope these two thugs remember every day of their lives that they killed a man for growing a plant. I hope it eats at them every day. Because no matter how you package it, facts are facts and thats what they did. They murdered a man who wasnt hurting anyone for growing a plant.

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