Lebanon man pleads guilty to murders

Brenton Wade Richmond

Brenton Wade Richmond will be sentenced Feb. 16 in Linn County Circuit Court.

Posted: Jan 13, 2021 9:22 AM
Updated: Jan 13, 2021 10:24 AM

ALBANY, Ore. – A Lebanon man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and a man she was seeing.

Brenton Wade Richmond will be sentenced Feb. 16 in Linn County Circuit Court. The court has set aside three days for the sentencing hearing.


Brenton Wade Richmond pre-trial conference.

Richmond, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing Tammy Hopper and Erik Jacobs. The murders occurred inside Hopper’s home on Feb. 7, 2019. The bodies of the two were found two days after they were killed, the same day Richmond was arrested at the Mexican border in San Diego.

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