EUGENE, Ore – A Eugene man could face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the death of his father and his father's domestic partner.
Johan Stevon Gillette did not enter a plea at Monday's arraignment. He's expected to return to a courtroom in the Lane County Jail next week after a grand jury reviews evidence in the case.
The 37-year-old is accused of killing 73-year-old James Gillette and 71-year-old Anne Dhu McLucas on Friday on family property. He was a former firefighter who owned timberland south of Eugene. She was a former dean of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.
The Register-Guard reports authorities have not said how the two were killed or what may have been the motive.