Suspect Says Meth Use, Paranoia Played Part In Shootings

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th June NewsmethshootingTimothy Henson
A Douglas County man accused of aggravated murder has testified he was using methamphetamine throughout a weekend family trip to the coast and was feeling paranoid before shooting his mother-in-law's 19-year-old husband and her 70-year-old former husband. The World of Coos Bay reports that Timothy Henson of Myrtle Creek took the stand Tuesday. He testified that he'd been in confrontations all weekend with Milton Leach, the former husband of 47-year-old Ruth Micheaux. He's accused of killing Leach and George Micheaux III on U.S. 101 north of Bandon in September. Henson testified, in his words: "I didn't know who was on my side and who wasn't." Henson's wife was injured in the gunfire but survived.

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