Court allows for continued negotiations in 7-Eleven bias assault crime trial until June 21

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Sukhjot Sal, News Reporter

After several status updates, Dylan Guido and Kyle Rackley, two of the three suspects allegedly involved in a bias crime assault at a 7-Eleven in Corvallis, Ore. in October, appeared virtually in court on May 31 for a status update.

In the alleged assault, defendants Dylan Guido, Kyle Rackley and Riley Westbrooks reportedly used homophobic and transphobic slurs against an employee at the 7-Eleven on 746 NW Kings Blvd. and were arrested by the Corvallis Police Department on Nov. 4 and arraigned the next day. 

Guido and Westbrooks were both arrested on one charge of bias crime in the first degree and assault in the third degree, while Rackley was arrested on one charge of assault in the third degree. Steve Clark, Oregon State University’s vice president of University Relations and Marketing, confirmed in November that Guido was an OSU student until May 2020.

At a status update on March 8, 2022, Watkins had said there is “considerable” evidence for parties to review.

Gillian Wickersham, the attorney representing Guido, said they received an offer for indictment on May 20 and will present their counteroffer on June 21 at 8:30 a.m. Matthew Watkins, the attorney representing Rackley, said their status is essentially the same as Guido’s case and will appear on June 21 at the same time.

Jayme Kimberly, a prosecutor from the Oregon Department of Justice, said they have no objection to allowing more time for negotiations.