Mother indicted for murder in shooting death of son with severe disability

This undated photo provided by the Central Oregon Disability Support Network shows Tashina Aleine Jordan with her son, Mason Jordan. The single mother fatally shot her severely disabled 7-year-old son and then attempted suicide after years spent caring for the child. A relative found Tashina Jordan, 28, unconscious Monday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Bend, Ore., home she shared with her son and mother. Authorities found the boy and pronounced him dead. Notes at the scene indicated Jordan was the shooter. (Kimberly Teichrow/Central Oregon Disability Support Network via AP via AP)

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A Deschutes County grand jury has indicted an Oregon woman on a charge of aggravated murder in the death of her severely disabled 7-year-old son.

Deschutes County District Attorney Josh Hummel says Tashina Aleine Jordan was arrested Tuesday at a Bend hospital and taken to jail.

Police have previously said the 28-year-old mother tried to take her own life after shooting Mason Jordan on Aug. 20.

She was found unconscious in their home by a family member and had been receiving treatment at St. Charles Hospital.

Jordan has not entered a plea. She has her first court hearing Wednesday.

Jordan was the primary caretaker of her son, who suffered brain bleeds as an infant and lapsed into a coma before reawakening.

He was unable to feed, bathe or dress himself and used a wheelchair.

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