Medford woman found guilty of murdering husband

A Siskiyou County, Calif., jury has found Patricia MacCallum of Medford guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, Michael Christopher MacCallum, in November 2012, according to a reporter at the scene.

David Smith, a reporter with the Siskiyou Daily News, says the jury returned a guilty verdict on a count of first degree murder, with special allegations of using a firearm to cause bodily injury.

Michael MacCallum's body was found Nov. 20, 2012, at an Applegate-area campground, just south of the Oregon border. He had been shot multiple times.

A Siskiyou County prosecutor told the jury MacCallum killed her husband, using a semi-automatic pistol, while he was sleeping. Two other witnesses, including a woman who pleaded guilty to helping MacCallum cover up the crime, said she told them she wanted her husband to die.

That witness, Amber Lubbers, 27, of Medford, pleaded guilty in March in Siskiyou County Superior Court to one count of being an accessory after the fact. She was sentenced to 16 months in prison, but was released after eight months, receiving time off for good behavior and because of time served prior to her sentencing.

Lubbers admitted to being at the scene at the time of the murder and helping to cover up the evidence. MacCallum and Lubbers, who are step-sisters, were arrested Dec. 7, 2012.


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