Accused Killer Claims He Was Using Rifle As Crutch When It Fired

Child Gun Death Oregon

Court records show an Oregon man told police he was using his assault rifle as a crutch to help him get up from a couch at a friend’s apartment when it fired a burst through the ceiling and killed a little girl upstairs.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports a police affidavit says Jon Andrew Meyer Jr. told investigators the gun went off accidentally at the Grants Pass apartment on June 27.

Defense lawyer Gary Berlant adds Meyer had been assured the gun was not fully automatic.

Meyer is being held on $250,000 bail on charges of manslaughter, assault and unlawful possession of a machine gun.

Authorities say he was responsible for the reckless burst of rifle fire that killed 5-year-old Alysa Bobbitt of Shady Cove and wounded apartment resident Karen Hancock. The girl and Hancock were upstairs in the same apartment as Meyer.


  1. I’m so glad justice was served thru the courts but not thru my eyes or gods all those crimes he should of got life but he plea bargains and turned into a mark I so wish some one in prison will kill him wishful thinking I hope his wife torts in hell

  2. To tressa i hope you fucking die in a fiery pit. That man that made those mistakes was my father and for you to be able to say that not knowing what he was doing it for or not knowing his life story and shit. Okay So fuck you, you stupid fucking bitch. If i ever find out who you are best believe i’m going to be coming for you ass and ima blow your house the fuck up.