A resentencing date has been set for convicted Eugene eco-arsonist Jeffrey "Free" Luers, who is now is in the Lane County Jail. A hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 8 in Lane County Circuit Court, according to his supporters. The date is subject to change.
Space in the courtroom is very limited, so Luers' supporters are asking that only family and close friends plan to attend the hearing, and they are also asking that "things are kept low-key any protest or similar activity would be acting against the wishes of Jeff and his family."
Earlier this year. the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed Luers' 22-year, eight-month sentence for setting fire to three SUVs at the Joe Romania Chevrolet dealership and attempted arson at the Tyree Oil depot. The court upheld the 2001 charges but overruled the merger of some of his arson convictions. Luers will get a new sentence with a possible 10 to 12 year reduction.
Updates and reports on the Luers case can be found at http://freejeffluers.org