Man Sentenced for Pick Ax Attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is heading to the state mental hospital, after he was found guilty by insanity Friday morning for attacking two women with a pick ax and hammer. Thomas Murphy attacked them a year ago, on L Street. He will remain in the custody of the state mental hospital for the … Continue reading »

State Laws Prevent Needed Help

EUGENE, Ore. — Staff at Lane County Behavioral Health Services say their hands are tied in certain situations. Tuesday night’s incident where a man allegedly attacked two women with a pick ax in Springfield is one example of that. The suspect’s mother in this case partially blamed the incident on the fact that her son … Continue reading »

Victim Details Apparent Pick Ax Attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A day after a man allegedly attacked two women with a pick ax in Springfield — the victims and the mother of the suspect are speaking out. One of the victims describes Tuesday’s attack as brutal and insane as the suspect repeatedly swung at them with a pick ax. “He would’ve caught … Continue reading »

Man Faces Charges After Pick Ax Attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is in the Lane County Jail for allegedly attacking two women Tuesday afternoon with a hammer and a pick ax. Police say the women were attacked on the 900 block of L Street around 4 p.m. A neighbor who witnessed the attack says the women ran down the street … Continue reading »

Police: Man Attacks Women with Pick Ax

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 34-year-old man is in jail, accused of trying to kill two women who were walking in front of his home Tuesday afternoon. Springfield police say Thomas Murphy charged two women outside of his home at 920 L St. He was armed with a hammer and pick ax. He swung the pick … Continue reading »