1 dies in SE Portland stabbing, man charged with murder


Cody Nicholas Vickers, 32, died Wednesday at a hospital

A Portland Police Bureau vehicle, April 7, 2020. (KOIN)

Editor’s Note: On July 27, 2020, a Multnomah County grand jury cleared Stephen Bache of these charges and ruled he acted in self-defense.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing and killing a person in Southeast Portland’s Buckman neighborhood.

Portland police responded to reports of a stabbing at about 3:45 p.m. on Wedensday. They found a hurt person in the 1300 block of SE Water Avenue.

Within minutes of getting to the scene, officers found and arrested 52-year-old Stephen Lloyd Bache.

The victim — 32-year-old Cody Nicholas Vickers — died at a hospital a short time later, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Multnomah County Distric Attorney Rod Underhill said Thursday a single count of second-degree murder had been filed against Bache. There is no probable cause affidavit in the case.

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