EUGENE, Ore. -- A man who spent 27 years in prison for a Lane County murder is facing aggravated murder charges in a new trial in Eugene that could put him on death row.
Jury selection began Tuesday for David Ray Taylor. The 58-year-old is accused of killing 22-year-old Celestino "Tino" Gutierrez of Eugene in August 2012 and then using his car in a bank robbery.
The Register-Guard reports a second defendant, A.J. Scott Nelson, is awaiting trial, and a third, Mercedes Crabtree, pleaded guilty to murder and has agreed to testify against Nelson.
Prosecutors say Crabtree posed as a woman in distress to lure Gutierrez from a bar to Taylor's house where he was killed.
Taylor was convicted of killing a gas station attendant in 1977 and was released in 2004.