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01-27-2005, 08:38 PM
Stamper rejects plea deal; trial set

Published: January 27, 2005

Of the News-Register

Robert James Stamper Jr., a former federal prison guard charged with the kidnapping, rape and attempted strangulation murder of a McMinnville teenager, refused a prosecution plea offer Wednesday.

Instead, he will place his fate in the hands of a 12-person jury in proceedings scheduled to get under way April 12.

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

Both the defense and prosecution said presentation of physical evidence and expert testimony on such evidence should go quickly. But both are expecting extensive and time-consuming testimony by other witnesses in the case.

Stamper has been charged with seven counts of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count each of first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree sodomy, second -degree assault and fourth-degree assault.

He is accused of breaking into a residential care home in McMinnville early the morning of July 12, 2004, and using a gun to abduct the lone employee on the graveyard shift, an 18-year-old woman.

He allegedly drove her into the wooded foothills of the Coast Range, repeatedly raped and sodomized her, beat and strangled her into unconsciousness, dumped her body into the bushes and left her for dead. According to police accounts, the final attack came after she retaliated by biting down hard on her assailant's genitals, sending him into a rage.

She eventually came to and walked out of the woods, barefoot and naked. Encountering a log truck driver, she flagged him down and got a lift into the safety of town while he reported the crime on a cell phone.

Stamper was arrested the following night at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, where he had been working as a correctional officer.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge Cal Tichenor, a former military and civilian prosecutor known for pursuing sex crimes with particular zeal. Stamper's court-appointed attorney, Ted Coran, said he would file a motion seeking reassignment of the case to a different judge. Presiding Judge John Collins has scheduled an April 11 hearing on pretrial motions. If he grants the reassignment motion, he is expected to take the case himself.

08-17-2009, 05:35 PM
So what ever happened to him?

08-17-2009, 06:19 PM
Earliest release date is 12/19/2066. Convicted of about 20 felony charges.

08-18-2009, 10:06 AM
Is there somewhere that I can read about the trial and the outcome?

08-18-2009, 10:09 AM
Are they trying to blame Wellbutrin?

08-18-2009, 10:51 AM
I don't know anything about the trial. You can request the transcripts from the court where it took place (note there is a charge for this). You can also go into the archives of local paper and see if there are any articles. Since you have a date, and it was a big case, shouldn't be too hard to find something, but the paper is usually baised.

08-18-2009, 03:14 PM
Here is a link to DOC's offender search. All you have to do is type in the name of whom you are looking for and their info pops up and you can see where they are, what they were sentenced to and how long they got. Hope this helps.

08-21-2009, 01:02 AM
I know there were some news articles when he was convicted. Horrible crime!! You've got to wonder how he treated the inmates he had power over. DOC Website says he's in Two Rivers. Lists 16 felony convictions.