New charges for suspected Heichel killer

New charges for suspected Heichel killer

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by David Krough

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM

PORTLAND - The accused killer of Whitney Heichel faced new charges in a Clackamas County courtroom Thursday.

Jonathan Holt was indicted on charges of burglary and encouraging child sex abuse. The charges stem from evidence uncovered by police during their investigation of Heichel's murder, and from statements Holt made to detectives.

Holt already faced aggravated murder, kidnapping, sex abuse and robbery charges in connection with Heichel's death in October.

He admitted shooting Heichel to death and then hiding her body on Larch Mountain, according to a probable cause document. Holt said he waited outside Heichel's Gresham apartment on October 16 and asked her for a ride.

Then, just five minutes into the ride, he pointed a gun at Whitney and forced her to drive to Roslyn Lake, where she was sexually assaulted and then shot.

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