Oregon Mother Murders Her 17-Year-Old Son

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42-year-old Dianne Davidoff was arrested Thursday, September 24th, for the murder of her own son, 17-year-old Jacob Ryan Davidoff.

It’s not yet clear how many shots were fired, but police are still investigating the events that led up to the incident. Jacob was found shot in the back and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Dianne’s home had gone into foreclosure, but she refused to move out until just recently. It was during the preparation for this move, which was apparently going to be the next day, that the events of the crime unfolded.

Jacob hadn’t even been in school, records seemed to show, last year or the year before; not since the 2013-2014 school year.

A neighbor of Dianne’s, Bruce Maiden, said that he rarely saw her.

“Dianne was very reclusive, and recently she was expressing a lot of fear that somebody was after her,” he said. “We feel sick and shocked because a young boy’s life was taken.”

He also revealed that she’d shown him a new revolver she’d bought just three weeks before, as well as the fact that she’d lost her job recently. He was worried about her, but didn’t think she would ever commit murder.

Her relatives wonder if maybe she’d thought her son was an intruder.

Dianne has been charged with murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

She’s being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center and is scheduled for arraignment on September 28th.

 

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