The family of a young woman murdered in Bend is pushing for new legislature that they hope will help save the lives of other people.
The family of an Oregon homicide victim has filed a federal lawsuit against the community college that employed the man charged in the crime.
Testimony from the witness who police say was kidnapped by the suspect was heard on Thursday at an evidentiary hearing for the July 2016 killing of Kaylee Sawyer.
Three years after Kaylee Sawyer was murdered by a campus security officer in Bend, Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign into law a bill named for her.
Deschutes DA John Hummel is arguing through the justice department that a gag order preventing authorities from discussing the Kaylee Sawyer aggravated murder case violates the US Constitution.
The Oregon Senate unanimously voted to curtail some of the policing authority from security officers hired to patrol college campuses.
Edwin Lara was quiet during a very quick Oregon arraignment. His attorney entered the not guilty plea on his behalf.
He expected to be transferred back to Oregon where he will face charges of aggravated murder. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said it could not comment on any matters regarding the transportation of an inmate for security reasons.
Judge A. Michael Adler said the current trial date is “a very firm trial date.” He warned both the district attorney’s office and Lara’s defense team that “requests to continue the trial date will be denied.”
The disappearance of a 23-year-old Bend woman is now being handled as a homicide investigation, and a local police officer’s husband was arrested arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the case, officials confirmed.