District Attorney weighing death penalty in Bandon shooting

COQUILLE, Ore.-- Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier tells KCBY the death penalty could be an option for the man accused of killing two people near Bandon on Labor Day weekend.

At a status hearing for Timothy Henson on Tuesday, Frasier and Henson's attorneys discussed possibly going to trial a year to the day Henson is accused of shooting and killing two people just north of Bandon on Highway 101.

KCBY caught up with Frasier outside of the courtroom on Tuesday and asked him if he was pushing for the death penalty in the case.

"I haven't made up my mind on that question. I have until April to decide that," Frasier said.

Frasier said he was waiting for more analysis from the crime lab, but he emphasized that whatever he pushed for as a punishment, it was ultimately up to the jury to decide Henson's fate if found guilty.

Frasier tells KCBY that he expects the case could go to trial as early as next September.

A status hearing will take place most likely in late April.