Judge Sentences Murderer to Death

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County judge officially handed down the death penalty sentence to David Ray Taylor Tuesday morning. Jurors in the murder trial recommended death for Taylor on May 15, after convicting him of three counts of aggravated murder and one count of intentional murder, for the murder of 22-year-old Celestino Guiterrez. Investigators say … Continue reading »

A Look at the Death Penalty in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — A man now convicted of two murders — sentenced to death for his crimes. While David Ray Taylor has been sentenced to death — he may never be executed. That’s because Gov. John Kitzhaber has put a halt to executions in the state of Oregon. In 2011 Gov. Kitzhaber announced no lethal … Continue reading »

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Haugen Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has said no one will be executed while he’s in office, but twice convicted murderer Gary Haugen says he wants to die. So Oregon Supreme Court justices gathered at the University of Oregon’s School of Law to discuss whether Haugen has that power. This case was heard as part of … Continue reading »