Ore. man convicted 2nd time for 2006 killing
Friday, October 14, 2011
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- For the second time, a Jackson County jury has found a Medford man guilty of murder and attempted murder in a 2006 brawl among young men in downtown Medford.
Luis Alberto Salas-Juarez was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison. But the state Supreme Court ruled critical evidence was withheld from the defense.
On Thursday, after two days of deliberations, a jury found him guilty a second time.
He was accused of stabbing 23-year-old Mark Lunsford, who died, and of slashing at another man.
Sentencing is scheduled for next Friday. The Medford Mail Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/pIjZ6B ) that the penalty for murder under the state's Measure 11 provisions requires at least 25 years before being eligible for release.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/