DA Mike Schmidt Announces Grand Jury Indictment of Co-Defendants Involved with a Recent Homicide in the Eliot Neighborhood

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a grand jury indicted co-defendants Brandon Nicholas Gilpin, 29, and Felisha Marie Cunningham, 34, on a number of charges related to a February 11th homicide near NE 1st and Hancock in Portland. The victim of that homicide has been identified as Torn Saephan, 41.

Gilpin was indicted on nine charges: one count of Murder in the Second Degree, two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, three counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, one count of Hindering Prosecution, and one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Cunningham was indicted on one count of Hindering Prosecution and one Count of Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Devin Franklin is prosecuting this case. In addition to the Multnomah County charges, Gilpin and Cunningham were indicted by a Clackamas County grand jury on multiple charges stemming from a February 14th incident in Wilsonville. Clackamas County previously issued this press release on that indictment.

Both investigations are ongoing. Therefore, no further details will be provided at this time. If anyone has information about these incidents, please contact Detective William Winters (William.Winters@nullpolice.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0466) or Detective Jason Koenig (Jason.Koenig@nullpolice.portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-0889) and reference PPB case number 23-38976.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau, the Milwaukie Police Department, Oregon State Police, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office for their continued efforts in these investigations.

A charging instrument is only an accusation of a crime. Gilpin and Cunningham are innocent unless and until proven guilty.