2nd Mistrial in Medford Murder Trial

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the second time, the trial of a Medford man accused of killing his girlfriend has been declared a mistrial. The second trial against Jose Valencia-Gaona started in a Jackson County courtroom on Monday.  Valencia-Gaona charged with murdering 38-year-old Maria Rodriguez outside her apartment in  October of 2013. According to the Jackson County District Attorney’s … Continue reading »

Lawyers Calling for Mistrial

MEDFORD, Ore.– Prosecutors continued to call witnesses in a case, Wednesday, against a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death. It was day two for the trial against Jose Valencia-Gaona. Police said he stabbed his former girlfriend, 38 year old Maria Rodriguez. Now a judge is considering a request for a mistrial. Lawyers said … Continue reading »

Witnesses Describe Fatal Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. – On the first day of a Medford man’s murder trial, witnesses described the attack of Maria Rodriguez, who was stabbed several times and killed outside her Medford apartment in September 2013. Jose Valencia-Gaona is charged with her murder. He was arrested three days after the attack. Neighbors who lived next to Rodriguez … Continue reading »

Stabbing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man accused of stabbing a Medford woman to death earlier this month is entering a “not guilty” plea. Jose Valencia-Gaona is facing charges for murdering 38-year-old Maria Rodriguez outside her apartment. Monday, he appeared in court for an arraignment. Gaona’s attorney says they are ready for trial, so there will be … Continue reading »

Tip Leads Police to Murder Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. – As Medford Police Sgt. Brent Mak walked down a hallway of the police headquarters just moments after completing a major operation, he ran into Chief Tim George. Without saying anything, George held out his fist. Mak gave it a bump. And both men let out deep breaths and wore looks of exhaustion … Continue reading »