Man convicted of killing father, in Mt. Scott-Arleta
On Thursday, February 13, Tyler Nees was convicted of murdering his father in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood on December 2, 2017.
THE BEE covered this tragic story at the time. It started when emergency first responders were called by the manager of the Mt. Scott Pub, at S.E. 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard. He said Brian Nees had pounded on the door at 1:54 a.m., begging for help, as he was closing for the evening.
According to court documents, Nees had limped from his residence in the Marwood Plaza Apartments, just east from the tavern across 72nd Avenue, after he said he was stabbed in the back with a "large butcher knife" by his son, 33-year-old Tyler Wayne Nees.
The elder Nees died in surgery several hours later; court papers showed that the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined his heart had been punctured by the weapon used to stab him.
According to Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, a 12-person jury in February unanimously convicted Tyler Nees on one count of "murder, constituting domestic violence" and one count of "unlawful use of a weapon" for intentionally killing his father.
The alleged murderer was found on December 14, 2017, in the 900 block of N.W. 23rd Avenue, and police took him into custody.
"Sentencing in this matter is scheduled for March 17 at 9 a.m.," Underhill said. In the meantime, Tyler Nees is still being held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
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