Oregon Man Charged in Mom's Death, Relatives Deaths Probed

. A man in Oregon has been indicted for murder after killing his 62-year-old mother in November.

SALEM (AP) - An Oregon man was indicted for murder and other charges after his 62 year-old mother died at her home last November.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Robin Hethorn of Monmouth pleaded not-guilty on Friday in connection with two counts of second degree murder, robbery and theft, ID theft, and unauthorized usage of a vehicle.

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The body of Theresa Hethorn was found by police in Monmouth on November 9 inside her home, southwest from Salem. They deemed the death suspicious.

Documents charging Robin Hethorn accuse him of murdering his mother in the process of robbing her. He is also accused of stealing the car she drove and using her name to commit fraud.

The next court date is scheduled for the end of this month.

The bodies of Juan Roque-Delaguarda and Kali Lou Roque (the daughter of Theresa Hethorn) were discovered at their home in northeast Salem on March 30. Investigators have not said if the deaths were connected. The Marion County District attorney's office said that the investigation into the deaths of the couple is still ongoing.

Robin Hethorn, a former police officer and a member of the National Police Council (NPC), was found guilty in February of assaulting a person in 2021 with strangulation. Documents from the court questioned Hethorn's mental fitness for trial.