Klamath man gets life for murders

A Klamath Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison for two murders in 2007 and for nearly killing another person.

Matthew Avina-Norris pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder before he was sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors said the 25-year-old Avina-Norris killed Marissa Orlow and David Kitts in their apartment over a money dispute. A third victim, Melissa Ann Kitts, was wounded during the attack.

Avina-Norris fled after the murders and was arrested in Northern California. He was sent to the Oregon State Hospital in Salem in May for evaluation before the case could proceed.

— The Associated Press

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