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Oregon Prison Assault Brings Attempted Murder Charge

An Oregon prisoner faces attempted murder charges and at least 10 more years in prison for brutally assaulting another prisoner at an intake facility in December 2011.

While at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility's (CCCF) Intake Center in December 2011, prisoner James Robert Wiley, 50, used a weapon to attack fellow prisoner Steven Montie Crum, 30. The reason for the assault was not revealed, but Crum is a former Morrow County reserve deputy who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of Jessica Rae Killian, 33. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a 30 year minimum sentence.

Before the assault Wiley's earliest possible release date was December 12, 2036, after he pleaded guilty to numerous second degree robbery charges, according to Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) Spokeswoman Elizabeth Craig.

He will surely serve much longer than that now. On May 31, 2012, Wiley was arraigned on attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges related to his attack on Crum. The attempted murder and assault charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of 120 and 90 months, respectively.

Source: The Oregonian

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