Jury Finds David Bowen Guilty of Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — In a little less than three hours, the jury in the David Bowen murder trial returned a guilty verdict. The decision was handed down just before 5 p.m. The jury has spoken and David Bowen has been found guilty on all three charges of intentional murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of … Continue reading »

David Bowen Says Death Was Accidental

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man on trial for shooting his girlfriend, former Cottage Grove resident Tammy Borda, says it was an accident. Bowen testified for nearly two hours last Friday about his life history and on Monday, he returned to the stand. With his voice breaking and through some tears, he told his … Continue reading »

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 »

Jury Begins Deliberation in Murder Trial

EUGENE, Ore. — The fate of accused murderer 58-year-old David Ray Taylor is now in the hands of the jury. Both sides presented closing arguments Wednesday morning and the jury began its deliberation that afternoon. The family of 22-year-old Celestino Gutierrez, the victim in this case, was in the courtroom crying throughout the whole ordeal. … Continue reading »

Opening Statements Begin in Murder Trial

EUGENE, Ore. — The courtroom was full Friday morning as Lane County Deputy District Attorney David Schwartz began his opening statements. Schwartz painted a picture of a mother who quickly became concerned about her son when he didn’t come home or call on August 3rd, of 2012. He said Rose Gutierrez knew her son 22 year-old … Continue reading »