BAKER CITY, Ore. -- An Ontario man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a plot the prosecution said involved turning his garage into a death chamber for the teenager who fathered his grandson.
The sentence Thursday followed a guilty verdict against 62-year-old Lester Earl Reger, accused of attempted aggravated murder and other charges.
He was accused of plotting with his wife and two other people to kill Ramon Fry of Garden Valley, Idaho, who was then 19. Shot in the head and back, Fry escaped and survived.
Fry said he had been married to the Reger's daughter and was returning the child after a visitation in February.
The prosecution said the garage was lined with plastic to hide evidence, and Reger faked an arm injury, concealing a gun in the sling.