Man charged in deaths of 2 men killed with sword

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Monmouth man has been arrested and charged in the deaths of two men who were killed with a sword. The Statesman Journal reports William Gembala faces two counts of murder, two counts of assault and unlawful use of a weapon charges in the deaths of Joseph Delgado Jr., and Michael Benette, both of Monmouth. Monmouth Police were called at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on reports of men yelling. There, they found two men with “critical” injuries from a sword. Delgado and Benette died at the scene. Police say the victims knew Gembala. It wasn’t immediately known if Gembala has a lawyer to comment on the case.