Arguments Continue in Gillette Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday was a day of arguments between the defense and prosecution in the Johan Gillette double murder trial. Johan is charged with the murders of his father, James, and his father’s partner, Anne McLucas. The defense says it has witnesses that could prove Johan acted in self-defense against a dangerous and explosive … Continue reading »

Gillette’s Girlfriend Testifies in Court

EUGENE, Ore. — Was it a cold-blooded double-murder, or a son saving himself and others from his violent father? That was the question raised on the third day of the Johan Gillette trial. Gillette’s girlfriend took the stand for a second day. Asia Seaton has been declared a hostile witness after her heated testimony Thursday. … 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 »

Double Murder Trial Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The trial for a Eugene man charged with double murder began Wednesday. Johan Gillette is accused of killing his father and his dad’s domestic partner. The couple was found Sept. 7, 2012 in the father’s house. Gillette lived in a trailer behind the house. Both are believed to have died from blows … 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 »

Man Arrested for Murdering Two People

Near EUGENE, Ore.– Lane County deputies have arrested a man for murdering two people just south of Eugene. 36-year-old Johan Stevon Gillette was arrested for killing 73-year-old James Fredrick Gillette and one other person whose name has not yet been released. Investigators spent nearly 24 hours combing a 650-acre property on Needham Road where the … Continue reading »