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Cresswell man says woman asked him to kill her with nail gun

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Troy Thompson (Courtesy: Lane County Sheriff's Office) Troy Thompson (Courtesy: Lane County Sheriff's Office)
EUGENE, OR (AP) -

Police say an Oregon man says he shot a woman with a nail gun after she recruited him to kill her.

The Register-Guard reports that Troy Vance Thompson, 46, is accused of firing nine nails into the Eugene woman's head on June 1 before turning the nail gun on himself.

According to a police report, the Cresswell man told state troopers he first met the 31-year-old the day before the incident, when she told him she needed someone to kill her because she didn't want to be committed to a mental hospital.

Prosecutors have charged the man with assault but have not taken steps toward trial. The man was put in jail after his release from the hospital.

Police said last week that the woman was in critical condition.

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