Lukah Chang is a former Marine Corps member and the son of Christian missionaries in Thailand.
In 2012, he committed a heinous crime by murdering 19-year-old Amyjane Brandhagen, a Christian teen, and attempting to murder another woman.
During his trial, Lukah never explained why he committed the crimes.
He was eventually found hiding in an air duct vent at a local convention center ceiling.
In 2014, Lukah pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder in Umatilla County Circuit Court in Pendleton and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
He is currently serving his sentence in prison.
What did Lukah Chang do?
Lukah was found guilty of murder and attempted murder in Oregon.
He murdered Brandhagen in a motel bathroom by stabbing her viciously, according to Sportskeeda.
A year later, he attempted to murder another woman but did not succeed.
During his trial, Lukah never explained why he murdered the first woman and attempted to murder the second woman.
In 2014, he pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder in Umatilla County Circuit Court in Pendleton and was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
In 2023, he was found guilty of both murder and attempted murder, resulting in a life sentence in prison.
Where is Lukah Chang now?
Lukah is currently in prison serving a life sentence for the murder of Brandhagen and attempted murder of another woman.
He is incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem, Oregon.
Oregon State Penitentiary
The Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) is a maximum-security prison located in Salem, Oregon.
It is the oldest prison in the state and has been in operation since 1866.
The facility is designed to house some of the most dangerous and violent criminals in the state, including those who have committed murder, rape and other serious offenses.
The OSP has a capacity of approximately 2,000 inmates and is staffed by over 1,000 employees, including correctional officers, medical staff, and administrative personnel.
The prison is divided into several housing units, each of which is designed to accommodate different types of inmates.
These units include general population, disciplinary segregation and death row.
The general population unit is the largest and houses the majority of the inmates at OSP.
Inmates in this unit are allowed to participate in various programs and activities, including education, vocational training, and religious services.
The disciplinary segregation unit is designed for inmates who have violated prison rules or have been deemed a threat to the safety of other inmates or staff.
Inmates in this unit are typically confined to their cells for 23 hours a day.
The death row unit is where inmates who have been sentenced to death are housed.
Oregon currently has 28 inmates on death row, and all of them are housed at OSP.
Inmates on death row are kept in single cells and are allowed limited access to the prison’s general population.
In addition to its housing units, OSP also has several support services, including a medical unit, mental health services, and a food service department.
The prison also has a visiting area where inmates can meet with their friends and family members.