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  • Bortin insists on his innocence in SLA killing

    03/19/2002 8:57:26 AM PST · by ThreeYearLurker · 3 replies · 164+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 03/19/02 | MARK LARABEE
    Michael Bortin sits on a well-worn gray sofa in his Southeast Portland living room. He hunches over to pull on white gym socks and lace up his Nikes. He ties double knots. After spending the past two months in a Sacramento County jail, charged in a killing that happened 27 years ago, those actions seem a luxury to the former 1960s radical who said he adopted a monk's attitude to get by in jail And while he might be worrying about legal strategy, Bortin, who arrived back in Portland on Saturday after posting $500,000 bail with the help of friends...