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People vs McGuffin – at last, justice for Leah Freeman

People vs McGuffin – at last, justice for Leah Freeman

Officers Ray McNeely and Chris Webley as well as the rest of CPD have done an excellent job and have provided proof that with the right leadership and guidance they are all worthy to be called ‘crime fighters’ not just ‘traffic nazis‘.

People vs McGuffin heat turns up on cross examinations today

People vs McGuffin heat turns up on cross examinations today

Today, marked a distinct change in how the defense questioned prosecution witnesses as the testimony began to getter closer to the crux of Nicholas McGuffin’s guilt or innocence. A parade of witnesses today included former Coquille police chief, Mike Reaves, and former CPD officers Dave Hall and Randy Ulmer.

Leah Freeman murder comes to trial against all odds

Leah Freeman murder comes to trial against all odds

Whether the district attorney can prove McGuffin guilty beyond a reasonable doubt or not, this trial is a triumph of a mother’s will to see justice for her daughter. For the citizens who rose up to bring badly needed changes it is proof that working together, even against the inertia of an aging and disdainful city council and an unfeeling city manager, can make a difference.

More on emotionally charged McGuffin arraignment in Freeman murder UPDATED

The Guard has some more reaction from both the Freeman and McGuffin family and mentions the odd verbal ‘assault’ issued by Kathleen McGuffin, Nick McGuffin’s mother. Shackled, McGuffin was already crying as sheriff’s deputies led him into Coos County Circuit Judge Michael Gillespie’s courtroom for arraignment. He asked for help as he sat down and […]

Register Guard covers Leah Freeman murder and arrest of boyfriend

The Guard has done a nice write up on the murder and subsequent arrest of Nicholas McGuffin in the ten year old Leah Freeman case. The cops had searched McGuffin’s 1967 Mustang three weeks earlier, seizing a piece of duct tape and two rolls of film. What police didn’t find: no liner, no spare tire, […]