PORTLAND - A trial date has been set for next summer in the case of a Portland boy accused of shooting his 14-year-old gilfriend to death and hiding her body.
The trial of 16-year-old Parrish Bennette was set for July 10, 2012 and expected to go two-and-a-half weeks Oregon State Medical Examiners said 14-year-old Yashannee Vaughn was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.
Vaughn disappeared in Northeast Portland on March 19 and was reported missing by her mother two days later. Bennette was later arrested for her murder.
Her body was found on a steep Rocky Butte hillside in July. Bennette led police to where the body was, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney.
The District Attorney said no sentencing deal was made for the information. Prosecutors believe Bennette shot Vaughn twice at his home and covered up the crime scene, where her blood showed up in forensic testing.
A gun used in the crime was later handed off to Bennette's friends, police believe.