Ore. judge convicts man of killing ex-girlfriend



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been convicted of murder in the 2010 beating death of his 18-year-old former girlfriend.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/vZQmjR ) that Lane County Circuit Judge Lauren Holland handed down the verdict Friday.

Robert Darnell Boyd had asked to be tried before the judge rather than a jury.

He acknowledged killing Allyson Archibald during an early morning quarrel on a Springfield sidewalk, but said he didn’t remember doing it and wouldn’t have done it deliberately.

Holland rejected the argument.

The murder charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

Boyd lived with Archibald in the Eugene-Springfield area for several weeks, but was homeless at the time of the assault. She was in an alternative high school and had a 6-month-old son, not Boyd’s.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com