Popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald has been charged with the gruesome murder of his wife last month, law-enforcement sources have revealed.
McDonald and the two other men taken into custody last week in connection with the killing were charged late Tuesday with murder and conspiracy to murder by detectives at the Major Investigation Division.
According to police sources, investigators have a clear picture of the “planning” that led up to the death of Tonia McDonald on July 20.
The details are reportedly contained in a caution statement recorded by detectives from one of the businessman’s co-accused.
“The evidence is overwhelming,” said one source, adding that investigators also have voice notes and other forensic evidence.
Tonia McDonald’s partially burnt body was found in Sherwood Forest shortly after 9 p.m. with her throat slashed.