Son of notorious child killer charged in homicide
CANBY, Ore. (AP) -- His grandfather sits on California's death row and his father avoided a death sentence by pleading guilty to killing two Oregon girls.
Now Francis Weaver is one of three men charged with murder in what Canby, Ore., police describe as a drug deal gone bad.
Police allege the 31-year-old Weaver and co-conspirators sought to steal drugs last weekend from a Grants Pass man whose car contained 15 pounds of marijuana. The victim was shot in the face and shoulder.
Weaver's father, Ward III, was convicted of aggravated murder in 2004 after the bodies of two teens were found buried in his backyard.
His grandfather, Ward Jr., was convicted of raping and killing a woman whose body was found in 1982 buried beneath the deck of his Oroville, Calif., home.