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Man sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing Portland woman in Fairview park

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Daniel Bruynell in court. Daniel Bruynell in court.
Tiffany Jenks (right) with her sister, Jennifer. (Photo courtesy of The Jenks family) Tiffany Jenks (right) with her sister, Jennifer. (Photo courtesy of The Jenks family)
Joshua Robinett and Michelle Worden-Brosey (File image) Joshua Robinett and Michelle Worden-Brosey (File image)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing a woman at Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview.

Daniel Bruynell previously pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter with a firearm for the October 8, 2013 killing of Tiffany Jenks.

Bruynell met Jenks that night at a bar and strip club along with Michelle Worden-Brosey and Joshua Robinett. They drove Jenks to the park, where Bruynell shot and killed her.

“I really wish that when she fell that night, that you had the courage to reach out your hand and help her up instead of executing her,” said Kathleen Johnson, Jenks’ mother. "That my family and yours would not needed to go through the rest of our lives with this agony.”

All four of Jenks’ siblings and her mother made statements during the hearing, which was held the day after what would have been her 38th birthday.

They told Bruynell their lives were shattered by the deadly shooting.

“I don’t think you can possibly grasp how much pain you have brought to my family. How much we have suffered,” Brad Jenks, her brother, said at Wednesday’s sentencing hearing.

They described Jenks as intelligent and caring.

“She had so much to give and it really just, it’s tough to think about her not being around anymore,” JJ Jenks said.

Jennifer Jenks, Tiffany Jenks’ sister, expressed frustration two others involved in the crime would face stronger punishment.

Robinett and Worden-Brosey previously pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution.

Worden-Brosey was sentenced to 13 months in prison.

Robinett was sentencing to one year in prison for one count of hindering prosecution. He will be sentencing for a second count of hindering prosecution in April.

“They are just as guilty as you are and it makes me sick to know they are not being punished for what they’ve done,” Jennifer Jenks said. “Oregon law needs to change so those who are accessories to crime pay for the lives they destroy.”

Bruynell did not speak in court.

His attorney told the judge he has expressed remorse numerous times.

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