January 20 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Friday, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Michael Williams, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated murder in connection with the death of Jacob Pedro Shroyer. The defendant also pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in the third degree in connection with an unrelated victim.
Sentencing for the defendant will be held July 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. before Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Eric J. Bergstrom.
According to court documents previously filed in this case, on May 8, 2017, emergency dispatchers with the Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call from Mr. Shroyer who was at the Pacific Towers Apartment in Northwest Portland. Mr. Shroyer reported he had been stabbed. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Shroyer died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
During this investigation, detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail identified Williams as the individual responsible for Mr. Shroyer's death. He was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on May 9, 2017 and charged with aggravated murder. A grand jury subsequently indicted the defendant on numerous other charges in connection with crimes he committed between May 1 and May 8, 2017.
No additional comments will be made as the defendant has not been formally sentenced. Members of the media and public can access the probable cause affidavit filed in this case using the Oregon eCourt Case Information (OECI) system. This matter is documented under case number 17CR30820.
This case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Don Rees and Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marrero.