GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A grand jury has reached a decision on charges for a man who was arrested for killing a 5-year-old girl. But the Josephine County District Attorney’s office is not releasing the jurors decision.
The D.A.’s office says it won’t be released until Monday. A secretary with the office says they have yet to file the indictment charges with the courts. The proceeding started around 1:30 p.m. and wrapped up four hours later.
Grants Pass Police arrested Jon Meyer for firing a weapon at 5-year-old Alysa Bobbit. Investigators aren’t saying how Meyer got the gun, or why he was in the apartment building. The D.A.’s office says Meyer is facing the manslaughter charge, and not a murder charge, because murder of a child under 14 requires, quote, “intent, or knowing conduct”.
Bobbit’s maternal grandmother spoke to NewsWatch 12 off camera during the grand jury proceeding. She says she hopes the death of her granddaughter is a teachable moment for others to be aware of their surroundings.