Bend man pleads guilty to shooting woman after first date; sentencing scheduled for January

A Bend man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman after a first date earlier this year.

According to court documents, 37-year-old Alan Porciello pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the January shooting death of Jenny Cashwell.

Cashwell, a 37-year-old mother of two from Sisters, was found dead in a northeast Bend apartment following a first date with Porciello on January 12th. The two met on the dating website Plenty of Fish.

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said Porciello called 911 to report the shooting and confessed to shooting Cashwell. He was initially charged with first-degree manslaughter.
Porciello was known to law enforcement due to a history of anger issues, possibly related to a traumatic brain injury, according to Hummel.
He is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Second-degree manslaughter carries with it a minimum prison sentence of 75 months, or just over six years.

 

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