Defense seeks discovery material in Tinoco murder trial
The murder trial of former Beaverton resident Jaime Tinoco, accused of killing Nicole Laube in 2014, did not begin as planned today.
Tinoco's defense attorney Robert Axford told Judge Kirsten Thompson they did not get all the discovery material in the case until Sunday.
Lead Detective James George with the Washington County Sheriff's Office took the stand and said he turned over everything except about 300 pages of Tip Sheets — that is, calls from people with tips about the case. George said most of the tips were not used or followed up on for various reasons, and he did not consider these to be evidence.
The defense wants at least a month to go over all the Tip Sheets and wants Judge Thompson to grant a delay.
The judge said she would review the documents and will issue her ruling no later than 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Tinoco was 17 at the time he allegedly killed Laube, a 29-year-old mother who was stabbed to death as she passed our leasing fliers at the apartment complex where she worked. Prosecutors allege Tinoco killed Laube on Aug. 19, 2014, and intended on raping Laube.
Tinoco allegedly confessed to the crime after he was sentenced for raping a woman after "absconding" from a Washington County Juvenile Department outing to an Oregon Ducks football game in Eugene.
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