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Murder trial starts for man accused of killing security guard in Eugene

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Murder trial starts for man accused of killing security guard in Eugene

Murder trial starts for man accused of killing security guard in Eugene

31-year-old Thomas Copeland is facing a charge of Murder with a Firearm and faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if he's foud guilty.

Shows us... nearby business owners who knew the victim are demanding justice.

Copeland faces up to to life in prison if he's convicted in the murder of 69- year-old frank ledgett of all-in- one security.

Rebecca meadows, owner of maverick hardware says ledgett used to patrol around her store.

Sot: it did not have to happen, it did not have to happen and he was just a very sweet man who wanted people to follow the rules and do what they are supposed to do.

It was on october 5th of 2018 when police say ledgett was shot and killed by copeland who had just left seasons bar.

Investigators say security footage shows copeland and three others talking to ledgett... and at one point, two people are holding copeland back before he open fires on the 69 year old.

Stand up: according to all in one security's website ledgett was the owner had more than 20 years experience.

He was also a vietnam veteran.

Crystal leslie works at a deli near seasons bar -- a bar which has since closed.

She tells me ledgett would always check on them to make sure they were safe.

Sot: and ask us if there was anyone he needed to run out of here or, he was just really proective of the girls in the area.

Copeland allegedly fled the scene after the shooting, but he didn't get far.

Surveillance video from a gas station in harrisburg shows him being arrested at gun point by sheriff's deputies later that day.

The trial is expected to last 12 days.

In eugene i'm michael




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