PORTLAND — Murder defendant Kawlija Scott of Pendleton remains in custody while awaiting transportation to a federal medical facility due to his mental status.
Scott, 26, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a dangerous weapon in the slaying of Gabriel Freeman, 27, in May 2022 at his residence on Parr Lane on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Freeman died at CHI St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton. Scott has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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