Steve Duin: Josh Marquis, unleashed

Since Oregon voters enthusiastically restored the death penalty in 1984, no one has brought more urgency and clarity to the debate over capital crime and punishment than Josh Marquis, Clatsop County’s district attorney.

Few appreciate that advocacy more than Doug Houser.

In 1987, Rod Houser – Doug’s brother – and his wife, Lois, were murdered at their Terrebonne home by Randy Guzek, Mark Wilson and Donald Ross Cathey. Guzek, a dark, vicious soul, was sentenced to death, Wilson and Cathey to life sentences with a slim possibility of parole.

Over the last 30 years, the Oregon Supreme Court has more at

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