Parrish Bennette charged with assaulting jailer

Parrish Bennette charged with assaulting jailer

Parrish Bennette charged with assaulting jailer

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 17 at 1:22 PM

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PORTLAND – A Portland teenage murder suspect was charged with assaulting a deputy at the Multnomah County jail in the Justice Center.

Prosecutors added assaulting a sheriff's deputy and resisting arrest to the list of charges faced by 17-year-old Parrish Bennette, who is awaiting a February trial for murder.

The officer suffered minor injuries Sunday night, a spokesperson said.

Prosecutors believe Bennette shot Yashanee Vaughn twice at his home and covered up the crime scene in 2011, where her blood showed up in forensic testing.

A gun used in the crime was later handed off to Bennette's friends, police believe.

Vaughn’s body was found months later hidden on Rocky Butte.

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