ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Myrtle Creek man was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on a murder charge, after police say he killed Jeffery Scott Bension, 39, of Roseburg, and left his body in a remote area outside Myrtle Creek.
Charles Henry Teal, 26, appeared via video from the jail in Judge Ronald Poole's Douglas County courtroom.
Teal spoke quietly when asked questions by Judge Poole and appeared distraught.
Teal faces a life sentence with a possibility of parole after 25 years is convicted.
In the probable cause affidavit, police say Teal told them that Bension disclosed he had terminal cancer and wanted to die. They said Bension spent several minutes trying to convince Teal to shoot him.
Police say this happened at the site where his body was found.
Detectives, in the court documents, said that Teal admitted to shooting him in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun, after Teal had removed his wallet and identification and put it in his shoe.
According to the affidavit, a witness told police that Bension had recently moved in with Teal.
Judge Poole order Teal held without bail, and said he would appoint an attorney for Teal.
The case was assigned to Judge William Marshall.
After a day-long investigation, Teal was arrested at around 11:00 p.m. Monday in Myrtle Creek.
Police haven't released many other details at this point, but the major crimes team is continuing the investigation. They ask that anyone who has information about the case contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office or leave a tip on the tip line at 541-957-2099.