09-04-2016, 02:16 PM #1
OR - Larnell Bruce, run down & killed in possible hate crime, Gresham, 10 Aug 2016
A couple who authorities believe zealously chased down a 19-year-old stranger on a Gresham street and bowled him over with their Jeep were indicted Friday on murder charges.
Police arrived to see the Jeep speeding away and found Bruce bleeding from his head and his ears. He was rushed to Oregon Health & Science University, where he was found to have no brain activity and died three days later, on Aug. 13.
On Monday morning, Courtier appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court to be arraigned on charges of murder and hit-and-run driving. Hunt was expected to be arraigned on the same charges Monday afternoon, under the suspicion she "aided and abetted" her boyfriend in the killing.
The boyfriend-girlfriend pair reportedly admitted to detectives that with Courtier at the wheel, the Jeep pursued Bruce, even making a U-turn when Bruce did. It was obvious he was trying to get away, they reportedly said.
Police say Courtier drove the Jeep up onto the sidewalk to strike Bruce. Part of the chase was caught on surveillance video, although the impact wasn't.
09-18-2016, 08:26 PM #2A white Oregon couple already charged with murder in the death of a black teenager are facing new hate crime charges.
Russell Courtier, who is associated with a white supremacist group operating within Oregon prisons, and his girlfriend, Colleen Hunt, are now accused of mowing down Larnell Bruce outside a convenience store last month because he was black.
Courtier, 38, and Hunt, 35, were charged with murder and failure to perform duties of a driver to injured persons after a grand jury indicted them last month. They were re-indicted Monday.
According to the indictment, Courtier and Hunt intentionally harmed Bruce “because of their perception” of the 19-year-old’s “race and color.”
09-20-2016, 09:44 PM #3Registered User
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The should get the death penalty. I hate racism.
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