An Oregon man allegedly shot dead his sister-in-law execution-style — following an argument with his brother about laundry, court documents show.
Shane Michael Finnell, 25, allegedly pulled out a revolver and blasted Alexandra Arb-Bloodgood, 29, “in the back of the head at close range” early Sunday at North Portland home, Finnell’s brother, Jordan Arb, told Portland cops, according to court documents cited by The Oregonian.
Arb said he and his brother had been fighting over laundry before the slaying, and Finnell had tossed a potted plant at him, a probable cause affidavit stated.
Finnell was arrested at the home, police said.
The 25-year-old remained held without bond Tuesday at the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, records show.
Cops did not specify who lived at the home, but a dismissed speeding ticket indicated that Finnell listed a home address in the block a month ago, The Oregonian reported.
Finnell was in the front yard of a nearby home when cops responded to the shooting call.
A neighbor told police the man asked him to call 911 before allegedly confessing that he shot his brother’s wife, “Alex,” KPTV reported.
The woman’s brother, meanwhile, said the family is struggling to comprehend the slaying.
“It’s the shock of something that should never happen to anyone, and you just never expect something like this to happen,” Matthew Bloodgood told the station.
Bloodgood said words couldn’t describe his “very feisty” sister and had a message for others in the wake of her tragic death.
“If you ever have anyone that expresses any desire to hurt themselves or others, don’t hesitate to try to do something about it,” Bloodgood told KPTV.
“I mean that’s the biggest thing we can pull out of it as far as a lesson.”