Jamie Larson Murder: Where Is Michael James Kirkland Today?


Michael James Kirkland accused of killing Jaime Larson in the course of a sexual assault, burglary ( Source : Oregonlive )

Michael James Kirkland killed Jamie Larson on December 25, 2012, and pleaded to lifetime imprisonment. 

Many of you are now interested to know what happened to Michael Kirkland after Jamie's murder. If so, read the article until its end.

What happened To Jamie Larson? Her Murder Revealed

A stranger with a mental illness charged with breaking into a woman's apartment in Southwest Portland on Christmas Day 2012 and raping, strangling, and mutilating her was given a lifetime jail sentence in December 2014.

At the time of the murder, 37-year-old Michael James Kirkland admitted to aggravated murder, burglary, strangling, mistreatment of a body, and theft. He was spared the death punishment as part of his plea agreement, but he will be unable to leave prison.

On the early morning of December 25, 2012, Kirkland encountered his target, 33-year-old Jaime Lyn Larson, as they were both smoking cigarettes outside Larson's residence. Larson resided at 2073 S.W. Park Avenue, a short distance from Portland State University.

Although the exact following events are unknown, investigators believe Kirkland walked Larson back to her apartment. Someone familiar with her had discovered her inside dead later that evening.

Larson's mother, Julie Stykel, said that they have never been able to celebrate Christmas with the same joy as the day reminded them of Larson's murder.

Larson, who stood five feet tall, was known as a mouse by her mother. After relocating to Oregon as a youngster, Larson, born and raised in South Dakota, went to Mt. Hood Community College and started working for Affiliated Computer Services in Tigard.

Where Is Michael James Kirkland Today? He Is The Murderer Of Jaime Lyn Larson

Michael pleaded to a life sentence without the possibility of parole at the December 2014 hearing in Multnomah Country Circuit Court in allegations of murder of Jamie Lyn Larson. Jamie's murderer is still at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.

After a forensic assessment of the crime scene positively identified him as the offender, he was apprehended on January 3 from outside his home at the Hamilton West Apartments in the 1200 block of S.W. Clay Street by members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Kirkland was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, and burglary, in addition to three counts of aggravated murder.

Michael who lived in downtown Portland is accused of killing a 33-year-old woman and sentenced to lifetime imprisonment ( Source : Oregonlive )

Kirkland chose not to comment. He remained emotionless while mourners brushed away tears and discussed the void left in their lives.

However, Kirkland's counsel asserted that even though it would not appear as though he is regretful, Kirkland is very apologetic. Carl Macpherson, the defense attorney, said Kirkland has bipolar disorder, depression, and possibly other mental diseases.

As another example of Macpherson's turbulent past, Kirkland's father had asked him for the keys to his mother's residence when he was just 11 years old because his parents had separated.

After receiving the keys, his father entered his mother's house and killed her boyfriend. Kirkland's father also murdered his mother in the street before turning the gun on himself.

Kirkland then moved home with his grandfather, who, according to Macpherson, didn't offer him any counseling. Kirkland fathered a kid later in life, but the infant passed away at four months due to sudden infant death syndrome. Additionally, Kirkland lost his beloved when she passed away from seizures.

Before attacking Larson, Kirkland was drinking beer and not taking any medication for his mental disorders.

He has a previous criminal history in two separate trials and was found guilty of assault in the fourth degree.

He was convicted of this offense in Multnomah County in 2002 and later broke the terms of his probation there. He was sentenced to attend anger management therapy, participate in a batterer intervention program, and receive domestic violence counseling after being caught for the same act again a few more years later.

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