On Wednesday, over a week after her body was found in the trunk of a car, the man suspected of killing her was indicted on 23 charges, including 13 counts of aggravated murder. Additionally, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 58-year-old Timothy Mackley caused Herinck's death by "intentional torture and intentional maiming."
"We kind of were prepared for the worst," Blair said, "and this sounds like it was the worst."
Mackley, according to the indictment, kidnapped, sexually abused and tortured Herinck over a six-day span before killing her. Mackley did not appear in a court procedure Thursday morning. His arraignment was set over until November 7, a move agreed to by both the DA and the defense team.
Herinck's son Jeff Herinck told KOIN 6 News via phone Wednesday that he hadn't seen the indictment, but, "I can't fathom what happened."
Mackley's other charges include: one count of intentional murder, four counts of burglary, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of abuse of a corpse.
"I'm glad we stopped him in his tracks before he could hurt anyone else," Jeff Herinck told KOIN.
Herinck was reported missing on Sept. 19 and her body was found on Sept. 24 in the trunk of the car Mackley was driving. She was last seen the day before when a family member took her home from a shift at a thrift store where she volunteered.
Mackley was caught on surveillance video in the shop, where Herinck family members say there may have been a confrontation between him and Marcine.
"We heard he may have dropped a cell phone in the store and my mom accused him of looking up her dress," Jeff Herinck said in a press conference last week. "He was ordered out of the store, he came back and apologized and then mom went missing."
Back at the Crossroads Church, Blair said the people that knew Herinck, a wonderful person who they said lived an exemplary life, are devastated.
"There's nothing you can say in a situation like this other than letting people know you're with them and praying for them," Blair said.
And as tough as it is to process, Blair said something like this doesn't test faith.
"It tests your forgiveness," Blair said.
"It's a clear cut case here of good versus evil."
Mackley will appear in court again on January 17, 2019.
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