A Malheur County circuit court judge has overturned the 2011 manslaughter conviction of Nicholas McGuffin in the death of teenager Leah Freeman. After a trial for post-conviction relief last August, Sr Judge Patricia Sullivan rendered a decision last Friday finding that the Oregon State Police laboratory violated McGuffin’s constitutional rights when it failed to provide […]
Mark Dannels, former chief of the Coquille PD who was instrumental in solving the ten year old murder of Leah Freeman is one of the top three candidates under consideration.
Judge Richard Barron denied the motion for a retrial filed by Nick McGuffin’s lawyers on all counts. Attorney Shaun McCrea gave a lengthy argument on behalf of her client who attended via video conferencing and the prosecution response was to stand upon their brief in rebuttal to the motion.
Nicholas McGuffin, convicted of 1st degree manslaughter in the death of Leah Freeman will complete his sentence at the Snake River Correctional Institution along with another convicted killer, Pat Horath.
Nicholas McGuffin convicted of 1st degree manslaughter in the 2000 death of his girlfriend, Leah Freeman, will be complete his mandated sentence August 22, 2020. If McGuffin had come forward from the beginning, instead of hiding his crime, he would be on with his life by now and would probably have served a much shorter sentence. One has to wonder whether the person or persons who helped orchestrate the attempt to coverup the crime back then wish now they had urged him to tell the truth.
Nicholas James McGuffin convicted of manslaughter in the death of fifteen year old Leah Freeman is still being processed at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to determine in which location he will fill out his term.
All Oregon prisoners begin their incarceration at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, where they are evaluated before a site is chosen for the full term of a sentence. Nicholas McGuffin was transported out of the Coos County Jail yesterday morning, the day after his sentence was handed down. McGuffin was convicted of 1st […]
The State could have asked for up to twenty years on this Measure 11 crime but did not and settled for the mandatory minimum sentence of ten years, $1,738 in restitution and will be on probation for three years once his sentence is served. Will update with details of the proceedings later this afternoon
Nicholas McGuffin, convicted of manslaughter for the 2000 death of his fifteen year old girlfriend, Leah Freeman, will learn his sentence tomorrow. Oregon sets a minimum sentence for a 1st degree manslaughter, a Measure 11 crime, at ten years and a maximum of twenty with credit for time served.
Many comments criticize the jury for their finding without hard physical evidence but, in fact, they acted “boldly” as Frasier implored them to during his closing argument. Objections to this verdict would seem to imply that many people believe that as long as any killer is clever or adept at covering their tracks they can walk away even if there is a preponderance of circumstantial evidence to conclude their guilt.