VALE — Jurors returned a guilty verdict today on four felony charges for a man who was one of four original defendants in a May 2018 homicide.
According to an email from Malheur County District Attorney David Goldthorpe, Matthew Jaggi was found guilty of murder in the second degree, conspiracy to commit murder, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of a destructive device.
Jaggi’s sentencing is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 13.
All four defendants initially faced charges in the case. Three of the accused waived their rights to trial by entering guilty pleas, for which two are already serving time, with another facing sentencing in January.
Jaggi pleaded not guilty to all charges on Jan. 8 in front of Judge Lung Hung.
The three other defendants in the case were Sean Prokop, Sarah Renee Carter and Ryan Macias.
On Nov. 18, Prokop pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
For him, the plea change meant that a single charge of murder, three counts of hindering prosecution, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful use of a destructive device were all dismissed.
The sentencing hearing for Prokop is currently scheduled for Jan. 13.
Carter originally pleaded not guilty to her charges on Dec. 12, 2018, but changed to a guilty plea for the charge of hindering prosecution on March 13, 2019. She was sentenced to 60 months in prison.
Ryan Macias entered a guilty plea for conspiracy to commit murder on Nov. 2, 2018 and was sentenced by Judge Erin landis to 110 months in prison on Feb. 11. Along with that is 36 months of post-prison supervision.
The shooting death occurred May 9, when Douglas Madrid, formerly of Nyssa, was shot in the head with a shotgun from close range, according to Malheur County District Attorney David Goldthorpe.
While witnesses on scene did not see the shooting occur, Goldthorpe said they heard an argument that there was money owed to someone.