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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 OREGON Statesman Journal 7C OREGON CITY Step-grandmother faces murder charge in boy's death OHIZDGnffilD Christine CofFman led police to missing boy's body Saturday heavily wooded stretch of road about 25 miles from the boy's suburban home in Milwaukie. The child's mother reported him missing July ty grand jury. Christine Coff-man, 43, who appeared via closed-circuit TV did not enter a plea during a court appearance. She was being held '2J tSmmJirmti Jenny Cooke, the attorney for Coffman, said that her client was suffering emotionally. "My client has been on suicide watch; I think that says everything you need to know about her mental state," she told reporters outside the courtroom. The child's mother, Laura Acevedo, and her husband, Daniel Acevedo, who is Christine Coffman's son, did not appear in court Tuesday. According to police, Daniel Acevedo had not contacted his mother as of last week. later, when she arrived at the house without him, her T-shirt stained with a red substance. Neighbors and family members searched for the boy before Coffman led police to his body July 9. An autopsy indicated the boy died of one or more blows to the head. No other details about the death have been released. Clackamas County Chief Deputy District Attorney Greg Horner declined to give information after the Tuesday hearing. Coffman Matal By Rukmini Callimachi The Associated Press A 43-year-old woman accused of killing her 4-year-old step-grandson and leaving his body in the woods was indicted on a charge of aggravated murder Tuesday by a Clackamas Coun without bail at the Clackamas County jail, where she has been on suicide watch since her arrest more than a week ago. Coffman led police to the body of Matal Sanchez off a 6. 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Abortion opponents called the posters a form of protest. "If you read them, there is no threat," said Portland resident Paul DeParrie, who helped craft the poster at the heart of the legal battle. Group wants $108.5 million ruling overturned By Rukmini Callimachi The Associated Press Anti-abortion activists who were ordered by a federal jury to pay $108.5 million in damages after creating a set of "Wanted" posters listing the names and addresses of a dozen doctors are asking a federal court to revisit the case. The activists, who claimed that the posters were protected by the First Amendment, want the court to reconsider the punitive damages awarded in the case, according to attorneys. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland heard arguments Tuesday and is expected to rule within the next several months. In 2002, the 9th Circuit ruled that the posters and an accompanying Web site constituted an illegal threat. 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