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It was the public defender that talked him into changing his plea to guilty after sitting in jail for 6 months and no bail no anything! The public defender and the judge would not address any of this in court even though my husband and the inmate's wife tried to tell them he did not understand. The family has never been told if they had any evidence other than testimony from an 11 year old. There was no trial, just him changing his plea and a day later being sentenced and the next morning took him to prison intake. They say they don't have to reveal anything. I can't find anything about the conviction or sentence online either. Isn't it public knowledge?
Could his legal wife (even though they haven't lived together for sometime) contact the Public Defender to get it started or does the inmate have to contact the PD himself? Inmates in Oregon do not have phone access per say.
Is there any way the family can know what or if there was any evidence beside the 11 year old's statement? Is the conviction public record?
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