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McGuffin to Finish Out Murder Sentence

NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coos County man accused of murder will finish out his sentence.

The Oregon Court of Appeals released that decision, affirming the conviction of Nicholas James McGuffin.

McGuffin was convicted in 2011 for manslaughter in the first degree for the death of Leah Freeman.

Freeman was 15 years old when she disappeared on her way home from a friend’s house in June 2000. Her body was discovered five weeks later, dumped in the woods. The case had gone cold for nearly a decade, but was reopened in 2010.

McGuffin was a former boyfriend of Freeman’s. He is currently serving the remainder of his 120-month prison sentence. His earliest release date is August 2020.

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