REDMOND, OR -- A Redmond couple will stand trial on attempted murder and other charges, after a Deschutes County Grand Jury indicted the two 17-year-olds. Dakota Ortwein allegedly hid in his house until his mother came home, on May 19. Investigators say he sprayed her with pepper spray and hit her with a baseball bat. The woman was able to wrestle away the bat and call for help.
The two were arrested last week.
Prosecutors contend Ortwein and his girlfriend, Reyanne West, planned to kill his mother and burn down the Redmond house with her body inside. They were indited last week for Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Arson, Assault in the second degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Ortwein and West are scheduled to appear on court June 10.