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Grand jury indicts teen in Medford hotel homicide

A grand jury added another weapons charge for an 18-year-old accused of killing a man with a baseball bat at a Medford hotel.

Jackson David Frischman, 18, was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury Tuesday afternoon for second-degree murder and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon in the death of 28-year-old Jeffrey Randolph Blackwood Jr., according to a press release issued Tuesday evening by the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.

The killing occurred Dec. 6, at the Best Western Horizon Inn, located in the 1100 block of East Barnett Road in Medford.

The second weapon use charge accuses Frischman of possessing a knife “with intent to use unlawfully” against Blackwood, atop an earlier weapon use charge accusing Frischman of possessing a baseball bat with intent to use it against Blackwood in the crime.

The grand jury’s indictment draws from the testimony of six witnesses — four of them law enforcement officers with Medford police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Frischman will be arraigned on the grand jury’s indictment Jan. 6 in Jackson County Circuit Court, records show. He is held in the Jackson County Jail without bail.

Court records show no prior criminal history for Frischman.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

Jackson David Frischman, 18, is charged with second-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of 28-year-old Jeffrey Blackwood. Jackson County Jail booking photo.