Details revealed in Eugene woman's stabbing death

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old Eugene man stabbed to death a 19-year-old woman he met online and then buried the body under a house owned by his boss.

The Register-Guard reports ( that court documents recently filed in Lane County Circuit Court say that Erick Joaquin-Espinosa then went to work at his roofing job the next morning.

Jessica Frank of Eugene died Nov. 4 and Joaquin-Espinosa was arrested two days later. Authorities hadn't previously released details of her death.

Police say Joaquin-Espinosa describes the killing as self-defense.

But a co-worker says that Joaquin-Espinosa initiated the attack and kept stabbing Frank until she stopped moving.

Juaquin-Espinosa is being held in the Lane County Jail on a murder charge.


Information from: The Register-Guard,

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