Man Charged With Murder After Beating His Father to Death

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/18

July 18, 2018 – A 53-year-old man has been charged with murder after severely beating his father in early March. The 77-year-old man died at the hospital in early June.

On March 2, 2018, at 3:32 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 7200 block of Northwest 185th Avenue in unincorporated Washington County.
The caller, 53-year-old Shaun Maki, reported that his father, 77-year-old Melvin Maki, was suffering from self-inflicted injuries inside the home they both lived.
When they arrived, deputies found Melvin suffering from severe injuries that were not consistent with self-inflicted wounds. He was transported to a local trauma hospital with critical injuries.
Based on the suspicious circumstances, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit responded to investigate. Detectives collected evidence that led them to believe that Shaun had brutally beaten his father with a wooden shovel handle and waited a substantial time to call 9-1-1.
Detectives arrested Shaun that evening for attempted murder and other related charges, and lodged him at the Washington County Jail.
On June 4, 2018, Melvin died at a medical facility. The Oregon State Medical Examiner has ruled his death a homicide.
On July 18, 2018, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Shaun Edwin Maki for murder, two counts of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment, and unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held at the Washington County Jail without bail.
Detectives were assisted in their investigation by Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Unit personnel, Beaverton Police officers from the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, and Oregon State Police Forensics.
The case will be prosecuted by the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.
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