Man sentenced to life in prison for Salem double homicide

Marcelino Osorio-Jimenez (Courtesy Marion County Sheriff's Office)

SALEM, Ore. – A Salem man pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated murder with a firearm and one count of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm Monday.

Marcelino Osorio-Jimenez is accused of killing Hector Martinez-Arroyo, 26, and Carolos Zepeda-Ponce, 50, in 2017.

He’s also accused of trying to kill Maria Ordaz-Campos.

Monday, Osorio-Jimenez was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum incarceration of 55 years before he is eligible for parole.

The Marion County District Attorney’s Office says on June 18, 2017, Osorio-Jimenez waited outside Billares Rosito on Lancaster Drive with a loaded handgun for the victims to leave.

Investigators say he had previously had verbal altercations with the victims.

When the three people left the pool hall around 11 p.m., the district attorney’s office says he shot Martinez-Arroyo several times as he approached his vehicle. He then shot Zepeda-Ponce several times. He took one shot at Ordaz-Campos as she ran back into the pool hall, but missed.

Osorio-Jimenez fled the scene, but Salem police officers arrested him and booked him in the Marion County Jail.

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