A woman who’d been kidnapped by a triple murder suspect somehow managed to convince him not only to let her go but to surrender to the police. Oen Nicholson had been accused of killing three people, one of which was his own father, in his home state of Oregon. However, he kidnapped the victim and forced her to drive 2,000 miles to Milwaukee. He’s now being extradited back to the west coast to face three murder charges.
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- Nicholson went on a rampage on Friday, June 18. He’s said to have killed his father, Charles Nicholson, while at an RV campground in North Bend. He then used his deceased father’s pickup truck to run over 74-year-old Anthony Oyster and the man’s wife, 73-year-old Linda Oyster. While the woman survived, Anthony succumbed to his injuries. After leaving the campground, Nicholson is said to have shot and killed Jennifer Davidson at a marijuana dispensary, Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier says.
- After murdering three people, Nicholson kidnapped another. While 34-year-old Laura Johnson was sitting inside her car during her lunch break in a Springfield parking lot, Nicholson entered her vehicle and forced her to drive him more than 2,000 miles to the midwest.
- Eventually, Johnson was able to convince Nicholson to give himself over. As Johnson’s father, Dennis Johnson, told KEZI-TV: “He approached her in her vehicle with a gun. They said she was forced to drive 33 hours to where they’re at. She was able to talk him into turning himself in.” Thankfully, she survived unharmed and was on her way back to Oregon.
- Nicholson is now behind bars where he belongs. In addition to the three murder charges against him, Nicholson also faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and failing help a person injured in a traffic accident. He will appear in court for the first time in the coming weeks.