Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus is trying to decide whether a grand jury should look into the shooting of a state prison inmate by a guard.
The city’s third-largest employer is flipping from a pending disconnection to a welcome busy signal.
PENDLETON — George West Craigen, 52, will serve 27 years to life in prison for the murder of Milton-Freewater businessman Cecil “Rob” Carter.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A new public library director took over this month for retired director Bob Jones, who in September completed 22 years of employment with the city.
George West Craigen was found guilty Wednesday of murdering Cecil “Rob” Carter in 2011.
The murder trial of George West Craigen in Pendleton is on the verge of a mistrial.
George West Craigen’s defense team rested Monday and the defendant did not take the stand during his murder trial. But the battle concerning his mental state continues.
Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and injured two herd dogs in Umatilla County.
Murder defendant George West Craigen was a chronic drunk who blamed his neighbor Cecil “Rob” Carter for his woes, defense witnesses testified Thursday.
The murder trial of George West Craigen took a hiatus Wednesday. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus reported the state wrapped up its case in chief Tuesday afternoon, so the court adjourned the trial for a day and will resume Thursday morning.
After shooting and killing Cecil “Rob” Carter, George West Craigen went to a friend’s house looking for a place to hide. But that man told a jury Tuesday he gave no help to Craigen.
Cecil “Rob” Carter looked up from his work at his plumbing shop outside Milton-Freewater at about 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2011, saw George West Craigen through a window and uttered, “No, no.” Craigen then fired eight rounds from a handgun.
PENDLETON — The start of the murder trial for George West Craigen, accused of shooting to death a Milton-Freewater businessman in December 2011, hangs in the balance after testimony Wednesday about his competency.
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