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Jealous boyfriend sentenced for shooting girlfriend’s ex 15 times in murderous drive-by

David Anthony Baynes murdered Adam Woodall, shooting him 15 times, authorities said. (Mug shot: Washington County District Attorney’s Office)

Previously convicted in a manslaughter case years ago, an Oregon man is going back to prison for homicide. This time, David Anthony Baynes is set to serve a minimum of 25 years of a life sentence for murder in the second degree. The sentencing happened Thursday.

All this stemmed over his jealousy over his girlfriend having continued contact with her ex, Adam Woodall, said the Washington County District Attorney’s Office.

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    “Mr. Baynes was leaving the woman’s home in Forest Grove, Oregon when he saw the victim approaching the home in a minivan,” prosecutors wrote. “He pulled his truck up next to the victim’s van and shot the victim 15 times with a handgun. Each bullet entered the victim’s body, and he died within minutes.”

    Baynes got rid of his gun, and hid out overnight in a rural part of Yamhill County. He covered his truck with a tarp, factory-reset his phone in an attempt to avoid law enforcement, and he slept in blackberry bushes. A Yamhill County deputies nonetheless arrested him the next day.

    Baynes claimed that he shot Woodall in self-defense and that the man had been armed. It was not true, however — Woodall did not have a weapon.

    “The defendant claimed that the victim had been armed and that the shooting had been in self-defense,” prosecutors wrote. “He admitted he wasn’t allowed to own a handgun because of his status as a felon. He told detectives he knew what he did was wrong. A search of the victim and the crime scene confirmed that the victim had in fact been unarmed.”

    Authorities later found the murder weapon.

    Baynes will have to serve a five-year consecutive sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was convicted of manslaughter back in 2008.

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