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Slain Oregon doctor's ex-wife charged years after home-invasion murder

An Oregon man’s Guatemalan ex-wife has been charged in his murder and apprehended after nearly two years on the run. 

The Coos County grand jury in May returned a secret indictment against Reina Gabriela Jackson, also known as Reina Gabriela Matute-Ruano, charging her with second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in her ex-husband Dr. Craig Jackson’s August 2021 homicide.

Authorities believe two other unidentified men were also involved in Jackson’s murder, according to local news.

“I was informed in the evening of June 14, 2023, that Reina Jackson was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier that evening. Apparently, Ms. Jackson, unaware of the arrest warrant, had decided to return to the United States for some reason and was arrested when she entered the country on June 14, 2023,” Coos County Sheriff Gabe Fabrizio said in a statement last week.

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“We believe that there were three people involved in the death of Dr. Jackson. We believe Reina Jackson is obviously one of those participants in the death. The other two are male individuals, and we’ve not been able to identify who they are at this point,” Frasier said.

The DA also said the couple had just finalized a divorce.

Reina Jackson was apprehended in Georgia and is currently in custody at an Atlanta jail, according to Fabrizio.

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