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 »