OSP investigating homicide in Josephine County

O’BRIEN, Ore.– Oregon State Police are investigating a homicide in southern Josephine County.

35 year-old Thomas Robert Fuerte was arrested and charged with second degree murder and abuse of a corpse on Sunday.

Police said he was in his trailer with Aleah Aaron, when Aaron reached for his gun.

Fuerte told police he thought Aaron wanted to take her own life.

According to police, Fuerte intervened and Aaron was shot twice.

Fuerte was arraigned Tuesday morning and is being held in the Josephine County Jail.

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Former NBC5 News reporter Derek Strom is from Renton, Washington. He recently graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Management. He played in the drumline with the WSU marching band. These days, he plays the guitar and piano. Derek is a devoted fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Kraken.
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