Court date for 'Gang Mom Murder' figure delayed

Court date for 'Gang Mom Murder' figure delayed
Mary Thompson, convicted of ordering the murder of a teen scheduled to testify against her son in a stabbing case.

EUGENE, Ore. -- A hearing involving the central figure in Eugene's notorious "gang mom murder" scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 30, has been postponed until Jan. 8, 2010.

Mary Louise Thompson, convicted of ordering two teens to murder Aaron Iturra in 1994 to prevent him from testifying against her son, had been scheduled to appear in courty by telephone Wednesday at 2:20 p.m. for a House Bill 3508 hearing. The hearings consider whether to reduce prison sentences by 10 percent to shorten time served -- and save the state money.

The hearing for Thompson has been rescheduled for Jan. 8, 2010. at 9 a.m. before Judge Debra Vogt in courtroom 303. 

The court granted an oral motion to postpone made on behalf of Thompson due to a potential attorney conflict.