16 July 2019 :
A retired judge from Malheur County threw out the conviction and death sentence of Angela McAnulty, now 50, White, Oregon's only woman on death row. The woman was sentenced to death on Feb. 24, 2011 (see) after she pleaded guilty to murdering her 15-year-old daughter in 2009. Senior Circuit Court Judge J. Burdette Pratt issued his signed order late Wednesday. He said McAnulty should get a new trial because her attorneys failed to adequately represent or advise her during her trial. McAnulty's case is one of the most notorious in modern Oregon history. Pratt noted the evidence was "particularly gruesome." According to prosecutors, McAnulty singled out her daughter Jeanette Maples to beat and starve while allowing her other 2 children to eat. On April 5, 2011, a Lane County judge sentenced Richard McAnulty, then 41, the stepfather of the girl, to 25 years to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to murder by abuse.