Johan Gillette Murder Trial Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday was day four of the double murder trial of Johan Gillette. Gillette is the Eugene man accused of killing his father and his father’s girlfriend, retired University of Oregon professor Anne McLucas. The jury was presented photos of Gillette and other physical evidence on the day of the murders. The prosecution … Continue reading »

Judge Hands Down 50-Year Sentence

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County judge sentenced a man to 50 years in prison for a sex abuse case. The courtroom was filled with supportive friends and families during Wednesday’s trial. People on both sides shed tears as the parties worked through the case and sentencing. In less than two hours, the presiding judge … Continue reading »

Jury Backs Deputy In Deadly Shooting

ALBANY, Ore. — Just two hours after closing arguments, A jury found Deputy David Francis justified in the 2010 shooting death of an Albany man. Undersheriff Bruce Riley says Deputy David Francis feels very relieved. But in November 2010, he feared for his life. “The vehicle was coming straight at him and he thought he … Continue reading »

Jury Acquits Swartout

By Jennifer Richardson EUGENE, Ore. — It only took about an hour for jurors in the Angelica Swartout murder trial to decide she is innocent. The verdict comes after almost a month of testimony. There have been a lot of tears shed Thursday afternoon, and Swartout is all smiles. She was at a local hotel … Continue reading »