Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Milwaukie, OR: Trial set for Milwaukie man charged in attempted murder-suicide

Trial for a Milwaukie-area man charged with killing his ailing live-in girlfriend in botched murder-suicide was set for April 20.

Terry Lee Daniel Sr., 60, pleaded not guilty Monday in Clackamas County Circuit Court. He was re-arraigned after a grand jury issued an indictment charging him with murder in the Feb. 12 shooting death of Lisa Stevie Haynes, 55.

Daniel was arraigned at the Clackamas County Jail, linked to the courtroom by closed-circuit television. He was wearing the padded smock issued to inmates on suicide watch and did not make any statements to Judge Douglas W. Van Dyk.

Daniel is being held in the jail without bail, pending trial.

According to court documents, Daniel shot Haynes in the mobile home they shared in the Altramar I Mobile Home Park, 4440 S.E. Roethe Road, in the Oak Grove area south of Milwaukie. Haynes was found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Daniel also shot himself in the chest but recovered and was arrested as soon as he was released from the hospital.

Daniel and Haynes, who moved into the mobile home park about four years ago, both suffered from serious health problems. Haynes struggled with epilepsy and back trouble. She recently suffered epileptic seizures were so severe that injuries to her neck called for corrective surgery.

Daniel served as her primary caregiver, though he also struggled with health issues. He rarely drives and often uses a walker to get around.

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