PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man has been arrested for murder in connection with a stabbing that killed two people on Tuesday, according to court documents.

Phillip Lawrence Nelson, 38, is facing two counts of first-degree murder.

Court documents state that Nelson "unlawfully and intentionally cause the death of Cassy Leaton and Najaf Hobbs."

Leaton, 22, and Hobb, 39, were found injured in the 1400 block of Northeast Davis Street at around 3:45 p.m. Police said they later died due to their injuries.

Nelson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Friday morning.

No other information about his arrest or the investigation have been released at this time.

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(5) comments


Had he been jailed and punished for interfering with a peace officer just days prior... those murders wouldn't have happened. Those charges were dismissed.


Why would he have done that?


Thank GOD for the police!

We need MORE cops and add MORE funds tot eh police departments

--- well, unless you are criminals, then you'd want less.

Just curious

You know the Portland and nearby cities are taking money out of the police funds. So we will see less police activities, less arrests. more violence.

Frederick Fukov

Unless you're a liberal politician, and then you want more chaos, because they somehow believe it will help them win in November. Yeah..good luck with that. Joe Biden doesn't even remember his own name.

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