Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 32-year-old former Long Beach man and Ilwaco High School graduate Luke Anton Wirkkala was arrested Monday evening is facing Murder charges in Bend, Oregon. He is being held without bail in the death of 31-year-old David Andrew Ryder a Bend area software engineer. Ryder was an invited house guest at the home of Wirkkala and the two were said to have known eachother.

Police were dispatched to the scene around 2:30am. Reports say Wirkala's girlfriend and two children were in the home asleep at the time of the shooting.  Wirkkala making his first court appaearance on Tuesday appearing before Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge Wells Ashby. Appointed attorneys asked that the arraignment on the charge of murder be moved to Friday.

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