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Two teens sentenced in Portland swastika attack case

One more teen awaits trial in Portland swastika attack and torture case
A boy and girl pleaded guilty to torturing an Oregon boy, 16. A swastika was carved into his forehead

The night before a 16-year-old Oregon boy was attacked by other teenagers -- he was beaten, shot with a BB gun and had a swastika carved into his forehead -- his tormentors "wrote down ideas on how to torture the victim," according to court documents.

The ideas were then put in an empty soda can and, as the Oregonian later reported, drawn out to decide what to do next to Dustyn Jay Murrain when he was attacked in February.

On Friday, two of his assailants pleaded guilty and were sentenced.

Jenna Montgomery, 15, and Jess Taylor, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault for the Feb. 10 attack, according to the Oregonian.  Authorities tried both as adults.

Montgomery was sentenced to 9 years and 11 months in custody in the Oregon Youth Authority and Taylor to 7 years and 9 months. Then they will each have three years of post-prison supervision, according to the Oregonian.

A 14-year-old boy also involved in the attack was previously sentenced in Juvenile Court to 10 years.

Blue Kalmbach, who turned 16 in June, will appear in court Aug. 21, according to the Oregonian. He will be tried as an adult.

Court documents offer a detailed account of the assault, which occured in a shed on Feb. 10. On that day Montgomery lured Murrain to the shed after they had agreed on Facebook earlier to meet. In the shed, the three boys confronted him.

Murrain was then hit in the head repeatedly with a “crow bar type weapon” and a revolver pistol, according to court documents. He then had to take off his shirt and was shot by a BB gun n the chest, finger and groin.

He was told to take down his pants, and was hit on the buttocks six or seven times with a “short cricket bat,” according to court documents.

Murrain was then forced to eat cat feces and the defendants sprayed body spray into his eyes, according to court documents.

Kalmbach carved a swastika in Murrain's forehead with a box cutter-type knife while Taylor held a BB gun to Murrain's head, according to court documents.

Kalmbach told Murrain he was next going to cut a "smiley” in his chest, but Murrain pleaded with his attackers to tell him what they wanted, according to the documents.

The teens then told Murrain they wanted his long board and money, according to a court document. Montgomery left Murrain in the street and he fled to a local business for help.

Murrain told investigators that he used to be “best friends” with Kalmbach until Kalmbach tried to assault his girlfriend, according to court records.


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