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Grand jury indicts man in grandfather’s death

December 15, 2017

This undated photo provided by the Coos County Sheriff's office shows James Thomasson. A Coos County Grand Jury has indicted Thomasson in the death of his 80-year-old grandfather in Coos Bay, Ore. (Coos County Sheriff's Office via AP)

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Coos County Grand Jury has indicted a man in the death of his 80-year-old grandfather in Coos Bay.

The World reports 29-year-old James Thomasson was indicted Thursday on charges of murder, attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Thomasson had a lawyer.

Authorities say Elmer Dennis was found lying on the ground outside a garage at his residence on Sunday. An autopsy shows he died of multiple stab wounds.

Authorities say Thomasson also tried to kill his brother during the incident but the brother was not injured.

Police say a Taser was used on Thomasson after he didn’t comply with officer requests to come out from in under the deck.

Police say he was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries before being booked into jail.

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Information from: The World, http://www.theworldlink.com

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