Roommates convicted of murdering homeless manTwo roommates have been convicted of murder in the July slaying of a 56-year-old homeless man in Oregon.
Herbert “Pac-Man” Bishop was attacked by the men after they went to a park “to find someone to beat up.” They were drunk when they left their apartment in Eugene. One of the men told the acquaintance that the two spent about five minutes beating the man with their fists and kicking him, but hadn’t intended to kill him.
Michael Andrew Baughman, and Ryan Eugene Casch, both 22, were convicted of intentionally murdering Bishop, who was 56. In short, “stipulated facts” trials, each acknowledged that the state had enough evidence that they would have been convicted in full-blown murder trials.
A sentencing date has yet to be set.
Read The Oregonian report here, but for more details on the case read the older article from the Eugene Register-Guard here.