PORTLAND -- The family of a 14-year-old who was killed by her boyfriend and dumped on Rocky Butte is considering taking legal action.
Parrish Bennette Jr. made a plea deal with prosecutors in the death of Yashanee Vaughn and was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday.
During the sentencing, it was revealed the defense knew where Vaughn’s body was buried for four months and delayed giving out that information. That left Vaughn’s family outraged.
KGW asked a criminal defense attorney about how important attorney client privilege is in the justice system.
“Lawyers are bound by the rules of ethics to not disclose information disclosed to them without the clients permission, and these lawyers were acting in the normal highest tradition of the legal profession,” said criminal defense attorney John Henry Hingson.
Vaughn's family said they will take the weekend to recover and spend next week deciding whether to take legal action.