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Deputies: Salem man accused of stabbing woman multiple times at Buddhist Temple

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A Salem man was taken into custody, accused of stabbing a woman multiple times while high on methamphetamine according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives believe Jose Murillo, 23, and Cynthia Veazey, 26, met on Craigslist within the last six months and became friends. On Friday, Veazey and Murillo went to a Buddhist Temple, located at 8360 David Lane Southeast near Turner and entered through an unlocked door.

Detectives believe the two were using methamphetamine, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said just after midnight, Murillo began hearing voices under tables inside the temple. Murillo then became agitated, telling Veazey to help him find the people inside the temple or else he would stab her. Veazey attempted to calm Murillo, but a short time later Murillo attacked Veazey, stabbing her 10 times. 

Murillo dragged Veazey outside of the temple, and she managed to escape and hide from Murillo in blackberry bushes.

According to deputies, Murillo left the temple and walked out to the interstate where he talked to Oregon State Police Troopers claiming people were chasing him. Murillo was then transported to a Salem hospital to treat a cut on his hand.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., monks entered the temple and called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to report a break-in, and said a woman in the bushes was injured badly.

At the hospital, detectives were able to piece the case together and arrest Murillo before he was discharged.

Deputies said Murillo was charged with assault I and attempted murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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