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Accused baron robber accepts plea deal

Spensir Mourey agrees to testify against two others


A man accused in the violent armed robbery of a Lake Oswego home last year will receive a reduced sentence if he cooperates in the case against two other suspects.by: SUBMITTED - Mourey

Spensir Lee Mourey, 26, of Milwaukie pleaded guilty to robbery and firearm charges in Clackamas County Circuit Court on Monday. He’s accused of shouldering his way into an Indian Creek Way home on April 6, 2012, and tying up Baron George von Bothmer, his daughter and her boyfriend. At some point during the robbery, someone struck von Bothmer in the face with a handgun, and a shot was inadvertently fired into a wall.

Von Bothmer, formerly George Criser Davis, was rumored to have extravagant heirlooms from his aunt, Baroness Helene von Bothmer zu Schwegerhoff, who adopted him when he was in his 40s.

Also accused in the attack are David Ray Taylor of Eugene, a convicted killer now facing murder charges in an unrelated case in Eugene, and Toni Jean Baker, 35, of Milwaukie.

by: SUBMITTED - Taylorby: SUBMITTED - Baker

Baker and Taylor appeared in court Tuesday, when their trial was pushed back to Oct. 15. Baker is not in law enforcement custody, but three sheriff’s deputies escorted Taylor, who was brought to Clackamas County from the jail in Lane County.

Taylor was incarcerated for almost three decades for the murder of a Eugene gas station attendant in the 1970s. He’s now also accused in the slaying death of a 22-year-old man who disappeared Aug. 3, months after the home-invasion robbery in Lake Oswego.

Mourey could receive a reduced prison sentence for testifying against Taylor and Baker, serving 90 months incarcerated rather than 150 months. His sentencing is set for October.