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Story by Oregon State Media
Published on Friday April 8, 2011 - 11:09 AM
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PORTLAND, Oregon - A Multnomah County grand jury today indicted Parrish Bennette on murder with a firearm, and first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in the death of 14-year-old Yashawnee Vaughn.

Bennette is scheduled back in juvenile court to be arraigned late this afternoon.

The murder with a firearm indictment charges Bennette of unlawfully and intentionally causing Yashawnee Vaughn's death, and threatening her with the use of a firearm.

The charge of first-degree manslaughter states that Bennette "unlawfully and recklessly" caused Vaughn's death.

Bennette was originally charged with murder in connection with the death of Yashawnee Vaughn but charges were later reduced to manslaughter.

Vaughn's family has called for a nationwide search for the body of their daughter.

Last week, police launched an unsuccessful three-day search of the Rocky Butte area and an adjacent former golf driving range.