MEDFORD, Oregon — Police investigating the near-decapitation of an Ashland grocery clerk looked at a man later convicted of dismembering his roommate in a Portland suburb, but they don't consider him a suspect.
Ashland Chief Terry Holderness told the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/1u9vVRa) Christian Delaurentiis had ties to Southern Oregon and a history of knife violence.
Holderness says that, like others investigators considered, Delaurentiis isn't a suspect but hasn't been ruled out, either.
Delaurentiis was to be sentenced this week after pleading guilty to aggravated murder for killing his roommate in Aloha (ah-LOH-uh) in 2012 to keep him from telling police about several bank robberies. Sentencing is now scheduled in March.
After David Grubbs was slain on a bike path in 2011, Ashland police interviewed some 2,000 people. The weapon hasn't been found.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/