Swartout Trial Results in a Hung Jury

February 8, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — Jurors can’t reach a verdict in the Angelica Swartout murder trial. On Wednesday, a judge granted a mistrial after the jury of 12 announced they were hung. Swartout is charged with murdering her baby. She didn’t show much reaction. The jurors however were visibly upset. A … Continue reading »

Swartout’s Fate in Jury’s Hands

February 2, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — The fate of Angelica Swartout is now in the hands of jurors. Swartout is charged with murdering her baby and dumping his body in a dumpster. The courtroom was the fullest we’ve seen it in the nine days of the trial. A large number of Swartout’s … Continue reading »

Doctor Believes Swartout Suffers from Disorder

February 1, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — Medical professionals took the stand for the defense as the Angelica Swartout murder trial moves into its eighth day. Swartout is accused of smothering her baby and disposing of the body in a dumpster. The defense rested its case Wednesday afternoon. The prosecution plans to call … Continue reading »

Woman Accused of Murdering Her Newborn Testifies

January 31, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — The woman accused of murdering her newborn and dumping his body in a dumpster took the stand to testify in her own defense. Tuesday, Angelica Swartout was questioned under oath. It was an emotional day for the defendant, her family and friends.  A lot of tears … Continue reading »

Defense Interrogates Investigators in Swartout Case

January 30, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — After a weekend break, jurors in the Angelica Swartout murder are back listening to more testimony. Swartout is accused of smothering her baby and dumping him in a dumpster. The defense called a number of its witnesses Monday who back up claims that Swartout may not … Continue reading »

Video Details Alleged Baby Murder Confession

January 27, 2012 EUGENE, Ore. — Emotions ran high at the murder trial of a mom accused of killing her baby and then throwing him away in a dumpster. On Friday the defense showed a video to the jury of an interview between Angelica Swartout and Officer George Crolley where she details the alleged birth … Continue reading »

Defense Calls Another Gynecologist in Swartout Trial

January 26, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — The defense in a Springfield baby murder case attempted to poke holes in the police investigation. Angelica Swartout is charged with smothering her baby and dumping him in the dumpster. The defense pressed some members of the Springfield Police Department about why officers didn’t look for … Continue reading »

Gynecologist Testifies in Swartout Trial

January 25, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — Jurors on the Angelica Swartout murder trial toured the alleged crime scene Wednesday morning. Swartout is charged with killing her newborn and dumping him in a dumpster in 2010. Jurors took a bus to the Crossland Motel in Springfield to view the reception area where Swartout … Continue reading »

Testimony Continues in Newborn Murder Case

January 24, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — Family and friends took the stand for day two in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing her newborn. Angelica Swartout is accused of smothering her baby Lucias and dumping him in a dumpster outside a Springfield motel. Swartout’s adopted sisters and a number … Continue reading »

Testimony Begins in Swartout Case

January 24, 2012 By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — Testimony began Monday in the case of a Springfield woman accused of murdering her newborn son and leaving the body in a dumpster. The prosecution says it will prove that Swartout gave birth while she was working at a Springfield motel. The prosecutor says she then … Continue reading »

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