Teen gets 10 years in kidnapping, torturing of boy
PORTLAND, Ore. - A 14-year-old boy will serve 10 years at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility for the kidnapping and torturing of a Portland boy that included having a swastika being carved into his forehead.
The victim's mother, Kelli Murrain, admitted that no amount of time will be enough.
She told the boy in court that she wished she could forgive him, but right now she can't because what he did was so reprehensible.
Her grandson Dustyn Murrain, who she's adopted as her son, was lured to a home off Southeast 111th and Powell in February.
Investigators said a girl, Jenna Montgomery, acted as bait.
Investigators said once the pair arrived, two other teens, Blue Kalmbach and Jess Taylor, attacked him.
In a backyard shed, Murrain was hit over the head with a crowbar, shot in the chest and privates with a BB gun and had a swastika carved into his forehead.
According to sources, it was the youngest of the teens, the 14-year-old, who held the gun to Murrain's head during the torturing and was the "enforcer."
"The judge asked him if he wanted to make any kind of statement to anybody in the courtroom and he said no," said Kelli Murrain. "She (the judge) said, 'Let me rephrase this. Do you want to make a statement to Dustyn?' And he said, 'Well I suppose I should apologize, but it's not going to make any difference, so no.' And I'm like, there goes the remorse part on the deal."
Kelli said Dustyn is healing from his wounds. He's got severe PTSD from the incident. But the treatment for his wounds has worked and there's only an "L" shape left of the swastika.
He also went to the David Douglas prom last weekend with his girlfriend.
The Oregon Youth Authority has full discretion to release the 14-year-old boy earlier than his 10-year sentence. Its decision will be based on his behavior and participation in counseling or other programs while he's in custody.
The other three teenagers are charged as adults with Measure 11 crimes. Those crimes come with mandatory minimum sentencing.
Their charges range from kidnapping, robbery, assault and menacing to unlawful use of a weapon. They're set to go to trial at the end of the month.