Three Washington state men have been accused of murder in the death of an 80-year-old Eastern Oregon woman who was attacked six months ago in a home invasion robbery and died Saturday.
Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says the charges were filed Tuesday in the death of Joyce Key of Umapine, an unincorporated community near Milton-Freewater.
The East Oregonian reported that 20-year-old Matthew Raymond Hermann pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges, which carry the possibility of the death sentence.
Two other men were accused of murder, which carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 25 years.
They are 21-year-old Caleb Leon John Scott and 19-year-old Jacob Lee White. They have not entered pleas.
All three are from the Walla Walla area.