Teenager Jaime Tinoco arrested for Nicole Laube's murder
Tinoco arrested and charged with aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon Wednesday
The Beaverton-area teenager recently convicted of brutally raping a woman in Eugene is now charged with the murder last summer of Forest Grove resident Nicole Laube at a Cedar Mill apartment complex.
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Jaime Tinoco, 17, for Laubes Aug. 19, 2014, stabbing death at the Commons at Timber Creek. He was arrested and charged with aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon Wednesday morning and transported to the Washington County Jail.
Tinoco had lived with his parents across Northwest Barnes Road from the Commons at Timber Creek apartments.
At a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the jail complex, Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett expressed his and his department's deepest sympathies to Nicole Laube's family for their loss, and to the woman in Eugene who was attacked by Tinoco. Garrett also expressed his appreciation to Laube's family for its faith that justice would be done, and to law enforcement officers from several jurisdictions for their skill and persistence in pursuing Nicole's killer.
Garrett pointed out that the slaying of Laube was a "stranger-to-stranger" crime, which are especially difficult to solve.
Laube's father, Rich Jones, thanked the detectives who worked on the case.
"We are eternally grateful for all the detectives who pursued every lead," Jones said. "Words cannot express how much grief we have carried from losing our first-born daughter and seeing her kids live on without their mother."
Jones, the senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Worship Center in Hillsboro, said the crime Tinoco has been charged with is incomprehensible.
"It is impossible to understand the depravity required here. It is beyond any comprehension. There is something deeply troubled in this boy," Jones said.
Nicole's husband, Chris Laube, said the couple's four children have been comforted by the support they have received from the community and their church.
"They take it one day at a time," Laube said.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT