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Murder suspect extradited from Texas

Richard Lee Redford accused of 2011 murder


A Portland murder suspect has been extradited from Texas.

Richard Lee Redford, 28, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Tuesday, Oct. 2. He is accused of killing Deandre Newman, 26, in Northeast Portland.

According to the police, the investigation began at 8:42 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2011, when North Precinct officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 6200 block of Northeast 42nd Avenue. When the officers arrived, they located Newman in a residence and determined that he had been shot.

Medical personnel arrived and declared that Newman was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that Newman died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Homicide and Gang Enforcement Team investigators responded to the scene and began an investigation into Newman's death.

Redford was indicted by a Multnomah County Grand Jury for two counts each of Murder, Robbery in the First Degree and Burglary in the First Degree In September 2012. He was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, in Austin, Texas, by the Austin Police Department and the Lonestar Fugitive Task Force Criminal Apprehension Team.

Austin police homicide detectives assisted Portland detectives with interviews and the follow-up investigation in Texas.