According to the reports, a couple has been arrested on Wednesday after a day when they allegedly robbed and fatally shot a man inside a hotel room in Oregon.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said in a statement that officers responded to a Red Lion Inn on January 5 after an employee found Ryan Dutra, 42, on a hotel room floor with a gunshot wound.
After going through the video surveillance, number plate and other items the suspects have been identified as Derek Smith, 41, and his wife, Tera Smith, 34.
A day after the shooting, California Highway Patrol and the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Smiths without incident on Interstate 5. The couple had been finally rounded and stranded towards the a roadside rest stop near Newman, California, roughly 450 miles from Grants Pass, where the slaying occurred.
They tried to run away by jump starting their car but failed. The couple has been charged with murder, robbery and unlawful use of a weapon. The authorities have not disclosed any details after this.