Suspect accused of murdering nephew near Trail found guilty of manslaughter, hung jury on murder charge

MEDFORD, Ore — After a week-long trial last week, a 12-panel jury found Tommy Ormsby guilty on one of his two charges Monday.

The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office found Ormsby guilty of manslaughter in the second degree, and declared a hung jury on his murder charge.

Ormsby was arrested in January of this year, after deputies suspected him of murdering 25-year-old Steven Sutton on the 3300 block of Highway 227 near Trail in August of 2020.

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The District Attorney’s Office said Ormsby’s sentencing is on hold as it considers whether to retry him with murder. A pre-trial conference hearing is set for later this month.

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