Appeals court cites Eugene case in overturning 2017 murder conviction

The appeals court overturned the conviction of Jaime Tinoco-Camarena on Wednesday.

Posted: May 13, 2021 9:27 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the 2017 murder conviction of a teenager who fatally stabbed a woman.

The appeals court overturned the conviction of Jaime Tinoco-Camarena on Wednesday, concluding that prosecutors should not have introduced testimony about his conviction in the 2014 rape of a woman in Eugene.

Tinoco-Camarena was accused of stabbing Nicole Laube to death in 2014 outside a Cedar Mill apartment complex in Portland. Tinoco-Camarena was living with his parents across from the complex at the time.

A jury convicted Tinoco-Camarena of aggravated murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

An Oregon Department of Justice spokeswoman said attorneys are reviewing the ruling.

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