Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to 2016 Killing of Girlfriend

Although tried in Lane County, the victim's body was found in 2016 in a remote area of Klamath County.

Posted: May 23, 2018 11:37 AM
Updated: May 23, 2018 12:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A St. Helens man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2016 death of his girlfriend.

The Register-Guard reports that Jeremy Milutin pleaded guilty on Tuesday to second-degree manslaughter in connection with Cheryl Elizabeth Hart's death.

A grand jury had indicted Milutin on a murder charge after the 35-year-old Hart was killed.

Milutin is scheduled to return to court for sentencing on June 1. One of his lawyers said in court that a plea agreement in the case calls for a 30-year prison sentence.

Lane County Assistant District Attorney Bob Lane declined comment. Authorities have not said exactly how Hart was killed. Her remains were found in a wooded area of Klamath County.

Eugene police arrested Milutin on Aug. 5, 2016, the day that Hart was reported missing.

Article Comments

50° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 50°
48° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 48°
Crater Lake
38° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 31°
Grants Pass
46° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 46°
Klamath Falls
38° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 31°
Passing clouds tomorrow
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events