NEWPORT, Ore. -- An 18-year old has pleaded guilty in the June 2011 slaying of a Tigard man in Lincoln City.
The district attorney's office said Monday that Joseph Marsala, of Portland, was sentenced on Friday to 23 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and other charges.
Authorities say Marsala, another teenager and 49-year-old Darrin Dow of Tigard went to the coast together last year. Marsala was accused of hitting Dow in the head with a garden tool, stabbing him in the stomach and neck with a knife, and taking his Cadillac Escalade, credit cards and money.
Police say the second teenager reported the attack. The district attorney's office says the pleas followed a two-day settlement conference.