By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

State Supreme Court orders non-unanimous convictions to be re-examined

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So it's going to be impossible to convict people of murder?

This is evil. The Exodus from Portland is only beginning.

Run, don't walk.

Nicole Montesano

As the story notes, every other state in the nation, except Louisiana, has always required a unanimous verdict for conviction, as does the Federal government. In Oregon, first-degree murder always required a unanimous jury verdict; that has not changed.

Bill B

That's the way it should be. That said, I don't think that's much of an issue for Yamhill County as we (the DA) tries very little cases.


Here is the case that inspired Oregon voters to vote for non unanimous verdicts.

I have had the displeasure of meeting Jacob's Great Grandson. He is a chip off the old block.