Suspect in Grandparents' Deaths Arrested

Hours-long motel standoff in Oregon ends peacefully
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2013 10:24 PM CDT
Suspect in Grandparents' Deaths Arrested
This photo provided by the King County sheriff’s office shows Michael "Chad" Boysen.   (AP Photo/King County Sheriff’s Office, Cindi L. West)

A 26-year-old Oregon man accused of murdering his grandparents is in custody tonight after a motel standoff ended with his arrest, reports the Oregonian. Michael Boysen had holed up in the Lincoln motel and refused police orders to leave the room for hours. Police eventually blew down the door with water cannons. Boysen, who was taken away in an ambulance, had what appeared to be self-inflicted cuts, reports CNN.

"We removed the front door for him to show him which way we wanted him to come out," says the police chief. "And he chose not to." Boysen had been released from prison only Friday after serving a year on burglary charges. His grandparents picked him up and even hosted a welcome-home party for him that night. They were found dead the next day, and police have released few details about their murders. (More Oregon stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.