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Courtney accused of throwing fax machine at doctor

Courtney accused of throwing fax machine at doctor



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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- The man awaiting trial in the death of Brooke Wilberger has been accused of throwing a fax machine at a doctor in the medical room of the Benton County Jail.

The Gazette-Times newspaper, citing sheriff's office logs, reports that Joel Courtney allegedly injured Dr. Jon Sobotka with the machine on July 21. He is also accused of damaging medical records.

The newspaper says Courtney is suspected of assault, menacing, criminal mischief and obstructing governmental or judicial administration. The case is pending a grand jury review.

Courtney could get the death penalty if he's convicted of killing Wilberger, the 19-year-old Brigham Young University student from Oregon who disappeared from a Corvallis apartment complex in 2004.

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Information from: Gazette-Times

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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