Mayfield sentenced to 13 months


January 22, 2020

GENE MAYFIELD, with his attorney Laura Fine, faces and apologizes to members of Neil Nightingale's family during his sentencing hearing in Linn County Circuit Court Friday, Dec. 17.

Robert Eugene Mayfield was sentenced to 13 months in prison Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, in Linn County Circuit Court for the death of Sweet Home log truck driver Neil Nightingale in a crash four years ago.

Mayfield, of Sweet Home, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and fourth-degree assault in December. Dismissed as part of plea negotiations were charges of first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree assault. He had requested probation and up to 300 hours of community service while the state sought a 13-month prison sentence.

According to state police...

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