No plea after suspect in N. Bend slaying appears in Calif. court
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) An Oregon man who was arrested during a wild crime spree in Northern California and is now a suspect in the death of a woman in his home state has made his first court appearance, but not entered a plea.
The Independent Journal says Boyce is on suicide watch because he tried to hang himself in jail following his arrest Monday, when he allegedly carjacked a man at gunpoint, briefly held him captive and attempted to take another car from a woman motorist.
Oregon authorities have described Boyce as the prime suspect in the slaying of Kirsten Englund, a retired auditor whose body was found Sunday not far from Boyce's North Bend home.
Information from: Marin Independent Journal
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