Loeffler found guilty of murder

Published Sep 24, 2013 at 05:21PM

A jury this afternoon found an 86-year-old La Pine man guilty of murdering his wife.

Lawrence Loeffler admitted that he shot and killed his wife, 83-year-old Betty Jane Loeffler, at their home in south county in January. He claimed in police interviews that he killed her out of fear she and her daughter were plotting his demise.

The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for just over an hour this afternoon.

For more details on the final day of the trial and the jury’s decision, pick up a copy of The Bulletin tomorrow.