Evidence found in old murder case
Monday, October 17, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Missing evidence from an old murder case has been found at the Oregon Department of Justice.
Attorney General John Kroger said Monday that he has called for an investigation by state police into how four boxes of evidence from the trial of Philip Scott Cannon went missing.
Cannon served 11 years on a life sentence for the 1998 murders of three people found shot in the head in a mobile home west of Salem.
He was freed in 2009 after an appeals court granted him a new trial, but prosecutors could not locate the evidence used in his trial.
Kroger says the evidence, believed to have been destroyed, was located at the trial Division of the Department of Justice, and is now secured in the department's evidence room.