Second Bandon shooting victim dies Monday evening

Timothy Henson

The second man, seriously injured in Sunday’s Bandon shooting, died Monday night.

Doctors at Oregon Health Science University declared Milton Leach brain dead, although his body was kept alive through life support, according to District Attorney Paul Frasier. The family decided to withdraw life support.

Frasier said he intends to add a second aggravated murder charge at Timothy Henson’s arraignment today. Henson was already slated to face one charge of aggravated murder for the death of George Micheaux.

Sunday evening, Frasier said Henson, Micheaux and Leach were in a car with two women traveling on U.S. Highway 101 south of Bandon, when Henson allegedly fired a shot inside the car, wounding Vallena Tuell in the forearm.

According to witness reports, the car then stopped. Micheaux and Leach were then shot outside the vehicle, Frasier said.

Micheaux was declared dead at the scene. But Leach, who Frasier said appeared to be shot in the head, was taken to Bay Area Hospital, then flown to OHSU.

The other woman in the car was Ruth Micheaux. Frasier said Henson allegedly forced the two women to stay with him in the car, and fled the scene. Authorities found Henson and the two women a few miles from the scene, off a spur road that lead to Bob Belloni Ranch.

The five people in the vehicle all lived together on a property in Myrtle Creek.

Ruth Micheaux, born 1965, was married to victim George Micheaux, born in 1993. The other victim, Leach, born in 1942, was Ruth Micheaux’s ex-husband. Ruth Micheaux is the mother of Vallena Tuell, born in 1981. Tuell is married to the suspect, Henson, born in 1969.

Besides the two murder charges, Henson will face a second-degree assault charge for the wounding of Tuell, and two counts of second-degree kidnapping, alleging Tuell and Micheaux as the victims.

Frasier said Tuell and Micheaux have been cooperating with the investigation.

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