Woman: I killed man after he raped me

Woman: I killed man after he raped me

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - A southern Oregon woman has confessed to shooting a horseman in the back of the head and burying him behind her home, court documents state.

Deanna Lynn Brindle, 47, of Beatty told sheriff's investigators she shot Robert Kincaid after he raped her outside her mobile home on July 7, according to a search warrant filed in Klamath County Circuit Court.

On Monday, a grand jury indicted Brindle for murder. If convicted, she could face life in prison and must serve at least 25 years before parole can be considered.

Kincaid, 54, had last been seen riding a horse and leading another.

Paul Campbell, the owner of one of those horses, contacted authorities after it returned home July 13 without Kincaid. The horse had been shot, according to the warrant.

Earlier that week, Brindle had called Campbell to tell him she found Kincaid's saddle on her property. "Robert's saddle is here, where's Robert?" Brindle asked Campbell, according to the warrant.

Brindle told authorities she found the saddle sitting on her fence and Kincaid's cell phone in the dirt below.

Two detectives later returned a second time to Brindle's home where "they could smell the strong odor of decaying flesh," according to the warrant.

After Brindle consented, police searched the property with cadaver dogs. They zeroed in on a spot covered with flies.

Brindle was taken to the sheriff's office for questioning. After two hours of denials, she broke down and confessed.

"She then began to vomit," according to documents.

Brindle told authorities Kincaid arrived at her home and demanded sex. She refused, but he forced her outside and raped her. As he was pulling up his pants, she shot him with a borrowed .410-gauge shotgun, she told authorities.

Then she dragged the man's body behind her home, rolled it into a hole and buried it, she told the deputies.

Results of the autopsy have not yet been released.




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