Mother of slain businesswoman breaks down at murder details

February 19, 2024

As the details of her daughter's murder were read out in court earlier today, Sonia Davis Hamilton, mother of slain businesswoman Tonia McDonald, stormed out of the courtroom wailing after hearing the gruesome details. 

Tonia was the second wife of popular Portland businessman Everton 'Beachy Stout' McDonald, who was murdered in 2020. Her partially burnt body was found on a deserted road in Sherwood Forest in Portland with knife wounds to the throat. 

'Beachy Stout' and one of his former employees, Oscar Barnes, are currently in court answering to murder charges. 

A contracted killer, Denvalyn Minott, is currently serving 19 years in prison for his role in her murder. 

Miller had testified that Beachy Stout hired him to kill his wife for $3 million but that he passed on the work to Barnes.

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