Cottage Grove shooting victim was due in court



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man who was shot to death Friday night in Cottage Grove had been scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court in a case alleging he grew and sold marijuana.

Lane County prosecutors say they would have asked a judge to sentence 48-year-old Terry Fruichantie to probation.

The Register-Guard reports ( witnesses told sheriff’s detectives that Fruichantie was killed by two intruders who fought with him. The men fled after the shooting.

Fruichantie worked 25 years as a long-haul trucker.


Information from: The Register-Guard,