From the files of theCold Case Squad
Edward Lee Jeffery
Case UpdateApril 2008
Patrick Gordon McCreary
After spending nearly one year in the Marion County Jail, Patrick McCreary changed his plea from "Not Guilty" to "Guilty" during a hearing in front of Judge Hart on January 16, 2009. Reading to the court from a prepared statement, McCreary took responsibility for the murder, admitting his role as the trigger-man.
On January 26, 2009, acting under the sentencing guidelines in place for crimes committed in 1986, Judge Hart sentenced Patrick McCreary to life in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years. Within days of his sentencing, McCreary was delivered into the custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections, where he remains today.