COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Lawyers connected to a shooting case in Lane County are speaking out after a man was found not guilty on all charges this week.
Boudie Lancaster, 45, was arrested after the shooting, which happened on Aug. 3 in the 72900 block of London Road. One victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital and two others were taken from the scene by ambulance.
Lancaster's defense attorney told KEZI 9 News that her client acted in self defense and was rightfully found not guilty. However, the prosecution disagrees and said they knew it would be a tough case to prove.
A jury deliberated for about seven hours before reaching their verdict, which followed a trial that began May 25 in Lane County Circuit Court. Lancaster had been charged with four counts of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault.
Shortly after the shooting, KEZI 9 News talked to a neighbor, who said they were in shock over the incident.
“It brings me great sadness for this time we are living in," said Gretchen Spears. "It’s such a sad thing to see these things happen.”
Others said at the time that they weren't shocked at all.
“When I saw that it was that particular neighbor, I was not terribly surprised," said Lani Wright.