Attorney: Put Lid on Oregon Killing Case Until Trial
George West Craigen
PENDLETON, OR - The lawyer for a defendant in an eastern Oregon killing case has asked a judge to put a lid on the case until the trial, excluding journalists and the public from pretrial hearings and sealing transcripts.
That was among motions from Dean Gushwa, who represents George West Craigen.
Craigen is accused of murder in the death of a neighbor.
The motions also seek to forbid shows of emotion from relatives and friends of Cecil "Rob" Carter, shot in late 2011 at his plumbing business.
Prosecutors said they would object to that, as well as to motions limiting the use of autopsy and crime scene photos and limiting the number of uniformed officers in the courtroom. They took no position on limiting access to the proceedings.