Saturday, June 19, 2010

The fourth Randy Guzek trial

last updated Monday, June 28, 9:20pm

Letter to the Editor
Published: June 28, 2010

For the past two months, I lived and worked in Bend to lead the team that
prosecuted Randy Lee Guzek for the murders of Rod and Lois Houser.

To the people of Deschutes County and most particularly to the many
current and retired law enforcement officers and citizens who stepped
forward for the fourth time to ensure that justice was done: You have my
deep gratitude. The case took the efforts of many members of the
Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, especially co-prosecutor

Darryl Nakahira and office manager Patty Hendrix.  Deschutes County is
fortunate to have such dedicated people who will put their own lives aside
to serve the public.

All our efforts to resolve the case without subjecting the victims' family
and others to yet another trial were fruitless. One person had the ability
to stop these trials: the killer himself. He gambled that a jury would not
sentence him to death a fourth time, despite his steadfast refusal to admit
what was proved 23 years ago — his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Another 12 jurors deserve the respect and admiration of their community
for making a long and difficult journey to the death penalty and justice.  As
writer Stephen King says, “It's the tale, not he who tells it.”

It is impossible to tell what the appellate courts will do with the case, but
everyone who put their heart and soul into bringing justice for the
Housers and your community deserves all our thanks.
Joshua Marquis
Special Prosecutor
District Attorney

link to published letter in Bend Bulletin

Erin Golden of the Bend Bulletin; Kelsey Watts of KTVZ-TV NewsChannel 21 (Bend); Steve Duin, columnist for the Oregonian; and Steven Dubois of the Associated Press covered the trial.

Links to coverage follows.

On the verdict

Guzek IV jury forewoman reflects on Randy and the death stare
Steve Duin, The Oregonian
Published: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:10pm

Guzek Jury Foreman Talks of "Tough Decision"
KTVZ-TV NewsChannel21
Posted: June 22, 2010 10:02pm

Guzek IV: Sam Bracamonte's victim impact statement
Steve Duin, The Oregonian
Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:27pm

Houser Family Pleased by Guzek Death Penalty
Kelsey Watts, KTVZ-TV NewsChannel 21
Posted: June 18, 2010 4:55pm  Updated: 5:27pm

Randy Guzek gets sentenced to death -- again
Erin Golden, The Bulletin
Published: June 18, 2010 4:00am

The Dead Man Resumes Walking
Steve Duin, The Oregonian
Published: June 17, 2010 10:23pm  Updated 10:34pm

Fourth Jury Gives Randy Guzek Death Sentence
KTVZ-TV News Channel 21
June 17, 2010 5:30pm

Randy Guzek, convicted of murdering couple in their home, sentenced to death for fourth time
The Oregonian
Published: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 3:30pm  Updated 8:37pm

Guzek gets death sentence
Bend Bulletin
Published: June 17, 2010  3:21pm

Murderer Guzek Gets Death -- Again -- But It's Not Over
Kelsey Watts, TTVZ-TV NewsChannel 21
June 17, 2010  4:05pm

Ore. man given 4th death sentence in 1987 slayings
Steven Dubois, Associated Press, from the Washington Post
Thursday, June 17, 2010  5:00pm

Steve Duin (the Oregonian) columns

The Dead Man Resumes Walking
Published: June 17, 2010  10:23pm  Updated 10:34pm

Fatigue may mean new life for Randy Guzek
Published: Monday, June 14, 2010  6:34pm

Randy Guzek case testimony features Anne Houser, niece of slain couple
Published: Monday, June 07, 2010, 5:36PM
Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 6:365PM

Mark Wilson vs. Josh Marquis donnybrook at Randy Guzek IV
Published: Thursday, June 03, 2010, 10:05PM
Updated: Friday, June 04, 2010, 9:49AM

Ken Berg called back to testify in Randy Guzek case about the night
Published: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 5:00pm
Updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 4:40pm

Randy Lee Guzek revels in the endless spotlight
Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5:58pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 6:05pm

Randy Guzek IV: The Preliminaries Heat Up
Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 3:03pm
Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 3:54pm

Randy Guzek (Part 1 of 5):
Like the killer himself, a horrific crime saga refuses to go away
Published: Sunday, December 04, 2005, 1:57pm
Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:17pm

Randy Guzek (Part 2 of 5):
A change of plans, a rap at the door, and a family falls prey to evil
Published: Monday, December 05, 2005, 12:46pm
Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:15pm

Randy Guzek (Part 3 of 5):
Abused girl, telltale clues point to killers
Publihsed: Tuesday, December 06, 2005, 1:14pm
Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:12pm

Randy Guzek (Part 4 of 5):
Another chance to dodge death -- for the killer, not his victims
Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2005, 1:27pm
Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:12pm

Randy Guzek (Part 5 of 5):
In evil's wake, even hope has its limits
Published: Thursday, December 08, 2005, 1:37pm
Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010, 2:10pm

Erin Golden (The Bulletin) articles

Randy Guzek gets sentenced to death -- again
Published: June 18, 2010 4:00am

Guzek's stepmother tells court details of family life
Last modified: June 16, 2010 5:54am

Psychologist: Guzek not anti-social
June 12, 2010, 4:00AM

Correction: Guzek's conviction has never been overturned
June 11, 2010, 4:00AM

Troubled family life revealed: Psychologist says Guzek victim of "toxic" household
Published: June 10, 2010, 4:00AM

Co-defendant [Donald Ross Cathey] refuses to testify in Guzek case
Published: June 08, 2010  4:00AM

Co-defendant [Mark Wilson] testifies in Guzek death penalty trial
Published: June 04, 2010 4:00AM

Guzek jury told of grisly murder scene
Last modified: June 02, 2010 6:35AM

Fourth death penalty trial begins: Opening arguments for trial of Randy Guzek
Published: May 28, 2010 4:00AM

Guzek sentencing moves ahead: Judge grants motion to remove one possible sentence
Published: May 11, 2010 5:32AM

KTVZ-TV News Channel 21
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Houser Family Pleased by Guzek Death Penalty
Kelsey Watts, KTVZ-TV NewsChannel 21
Posted: June 18, 2010 4:55pm  Updated: 5:27pm

Fourth Jury Gives Randy Guzek Death Sentence
June 17, 2010

UNCUT VIDEO: Killer Randy Guzek Addresses Court
June 16, 2010

Murder Victim's Brother Testifies Against Killer -- Again
June 9, 2010

Guzek Accomplice Won't Talk, Held In Contempt
June 8, 2010

Accomplice in Murders Denies Guzek the Ringleader
June 3, 2010

Psychiatrist Testifies about Randy Guzek's Mental State
June 3, 2010

Disturbing Details About Guzek Family as Trial Continues
June 2, 2010

Ex-Neighbor of Guzek Recounts Frightening Memories
June 2, 2010

Victims' Daughter Speaks Tearfully at Guzek Death Trial
June 1, 2010

Guzek Back on Trial; Victims' Family Back in Spotlight
May 28, 2010

Fourth Death Penalty Trial Begins for Randy Guzek
May 27, 2010

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