Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office
Uriah McKinley Pleads Guilty to Silverton Murder - 07/30/14
TO: All media
FROM: Amy Queen, Deputy District Attorney
DATE: July 30, 2014
RE: URIAH MCKINLEY PLEADS GUILTY TO SILVERTON MURDER
Today, before the Honorable Thomas M. Hart, Uriah Michael Dean Mckinley, 22, plead guilty and was sentenced for the murder of Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux, 30. McKinley also plead guilty to Robbery in the First Degree with a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle with a Firearm, and Possession of Methamphetamine. For the crime of Murder with a Firearm, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum of 25 years before he is eligible for parole. For the crime of Unlawful Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle with a Firearm, the defendant was sentenced to an additional 5 years imprisonment, to be served consecutively to his life sentence. For Possession of Methamphetamine, he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment concurrent to all other sentences. The Robbery in the First Degree with a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm charges merge with the other counts.
On December 2, 2013, at 1704, the Silverton Police Department responded to a report of a deceased male inside the home at 218 Olson Road, Silverton, Oregon. Upon further investigation, the death was ruled suspicious. The deceased male was identified as Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux. The Silverton Police Department was assisted by members of the Marion County Homicide Assault Response Team (H.A.R.T.), specifically, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Keizer Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Woodburn Police Department. The U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force assisted with the investigation as well.
Dr. Clifford Nelson of the Office of the State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on Lamoreaux and determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds of the head, and the manner of death to be homicide.
On December 13, 2013, a Marion County Grand Jury issued indictments charging Uriah Michael Dean Mckinley, 22, and Andrew James Slover, 23, with the death of Jeffrey Edward Lamoreaux, 30. The indictment against Andrew James Slover charged him with Murder and Robbery in the First Degree. Andrew Slover is currently in custody at the Marion County Jail. His next court appearance is on September 22, 2014 at 9:00am for a settlement conference. As Slover's case is pending, no other information will be released at this time.