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Nepomuceno sentenced to life in killing of Michael McGovern

by: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Daniel Nepomuceno One of the two men suspected of killing Michael McGovern last year in Woodburn has pleaded guilty and will receive a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years for his crime.

Daniel Nepomuceno, 22, was arrested following the Sept. 18 shooting death of McGovern last year. Mark Antonio Camarena also was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting, which occurred near the intersection of Hardcastle Avenue and Gatch Street in Woodburn.

Camarena's trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 9, according to Marion County.

by: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Mark Antonio Camarena“We’re pleased with the outcome,” said Capt. Jason Alexander of the Woodburn Police Department. “It gives at least partial closure to the family, depending on how the other trial ends up. It’s nice to have this case resolved.”

Nepomuceno pleaded guilty to murder with a firearm, according to Nicole Theobald, deputy district attorney for Marion County. As part of his sentencing, he also will be required to serve a lifetime of post-prison supervision, she said.

He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a sentence of 12 months in Department of Corrections with 24 months post-prison supervision. Two counts of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, Theobald said.

Following his sentencing, Nepomuceno was transferred to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville.