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 … Continue reading »

Freeman’s Mother Reacts to Murder Arrest

August 24, 2010 By Jeff Skrzypek COQUILLE, Ore. — The trial for Nicholas McGuffin remains unset, but the impact of the arrest of Leah Freeman’s former boyfriend can be seen on the faces of her family. It was the announcement Freeman’s mother, Cory Courtwright waited more than 10 years to hear.  While she describes the … Continue reading »

Task Force Formed to Solve 10-year Coquille Cold Case

January 25, 2010 By Lindsey Doi COQUILLE, Ore. — The formation of a task force in Coquille has renewed hope for solving a 10-year-old cold case. On Monday, investigators announced its renewed focus in the murder investigation of 15-year-old Leah Freeman. Freeman disappeared on her way home from a friend’s house on June 28th, 2000. … Continue reading »