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Papers Outline Robbery Plot Against Elderly Milton Freewater Woman

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Affidavits from investigators show a plot for a home invasion robbery led to an attack in January on a 79-year-old Eastern Oregon woman who lived alone in an unincorporated community. Two young men have been charged.
The affidavits describe a conversation recorded after a third young man agreed to wear a recording device.
In the conversation, 21-year-old Caleb Scott says that the other suspect, 20-year-old Matthew Hermann, believed victim Joyce Key had seen his face.
She was found the next morning, bound by duct tape in her kitchen near Milton-Freewater. She suffered severe head injuries and was initially hospitalized in a coma, but survived.
Hermann is accused of attempted aggravated murder and other crimes. Scott is accused of robbery, kidnapping, burglary and conspiracy.