Police check burglary links in Albany woman's killing

Police check burglary links in Albany woman's killing
Angela Esther Stephenson.

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Police are trying to determine whether the killing of a 36-year-old recent arrival in Albany was linked to a string of break-ins, including two the night of the shooting.

Angela Stephenson was killed early Tuesday. Her 8-year-old son called 911 to report that his mother was bleeding on the kitchen floor and the back door was unlocked.

Police say they haven't established a motive. They say Stephenson moved into town from nearby Jefferson a few months ago.

Police tell the Democrat-Herald that a woman was sexually assaulted by an armed man in one of the break-ins, and in another a 6-year-old boy woke his mother to tell her someone was in the house.

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Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald