Sentencing to Begin in Gillette Trial

EUGENE, Ore. — Sentencing in the Johan Gillette double murder trial begins next week, after the jury found him guilty on two counts of aggravated murder. According to Oregon law, in every aggravated murder trial, the death penalty is an option and the jury could choose that as Johan Gillette’s sentence. But he could also … Continue reading »

Judge Denies Mistrial Request

EUGENE, Ore. — A request for a mistrial from the defense in the Johan Gillette double murder trial was shot down Thursday, after a debate about a forensics report that wasn’t released to either party. This controversy started Wednesday when Deputy District Attorney Stephen Morgan discovered he didn’t have a copy of a report from … Continue reading »

Testimonies Continue at Gillette Trial

EUGENE, Ore. — Thursday was day two of the double-murder trial of Johan Gillette, the Eugene man accused of killing his dad and his dad’s girlfriend. The testimony focused on what happened when the bodies of James Gillette and former UO professor Anne McLucas were found. The three men who found James Gillette and Anne … Continue reading »

UO Honors Professor and Former Dean

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon honored a former dean and music professor who was murdered last month. A celebration of life was held Saturday afternoon for 71-year-old Anne McLucas with a symposium she organized before she died. McLucas and her longtime partner Jim Gillette were allegedly killed by Gillette’s son, Johan, in September. … Continue reading »

UO Holding Memorial for Music Professor

EUGENE, Ore. — A memorial service will be held Saturday for a UO music professor who was murdered in early September. Friends and family of Anne Dhu McLucas will gather at the Beall Concert Hall on East 18th Street on the University of Oregon campus to honor her. The service starts at 4 p.m. The … Continue reading »

UO Honoring Former Dean

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon said it will honor former Dean Anne McLucas with a service and symposium on on October 20th. McLucas was a Professor of Music and served as Dean of the University’s School of Music and Dance from 1992 to 2002. Lane County Sheriff”s Deputies say Johan Gillette killed McLucas … Continue reading »