Murder charges against suspected child killer reduced due to new law

With the reduction of aggravated murder charges against a Keizer woman accused of killing her 12-year-old son, the effects of a new law narrowing the use of Oregon’s death penalty already are being felt in Marion County.

An amended indictment charging Amy Robertson, 41, with the lesser, non-capital offenses of first- and second-degree murder was filed in Marion County Circuit Court this past week.

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