For those who don’t remember, Longo was a life-long witness (even a one-time ministerial servant) who strangled and/or drowned his wife, Mary Jane, and their three children, Zachery, Sadie and Madison. Longo has been on death row in Marion County, Oregon, since 2003.
Well, yesterday I talked to a woman who works with one of Mary Jane’s sisters who told me that Longo was coming up for a new trial. The sister will be travelling from Michigan to Oregon and didn’t have the money, but there was a local fund raiser that netted $3,800 to assist her.
This blows my mind. There is no question that Christian Longo was guilty of this heinous crime. However, I can’t find anything on the internet to confirm a new trial, not yet.