HILLSBORO, Ore.- On November 9, 2021, a Washington County jury found Tracy Lampron Cloud guilty of Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm. On November 16, 2021, Judge Eric Butterfield sentenced the defendant to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years served. Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard and Deputy District Attorney Melanie Musial prosecuted this case. 

On September 23, 2019, Ms. Cloud shot and killed her estranged husband, Philip Cloud, at their home in Washington County, Oregon. Ms. Cloud claimed self-defense at the time, but detectives quickly grew suspicious of that claim as the investigation unfolded. 

Using information gathered from surveillance cameras around the property, evidence secured from Ms. Cloud’s financial records, Philip Cloud’s cell phone, and forensic evidence developed through autopsy and evidence collected at the scene, detectives identified inconsistencies with Ms. Cloud’s accounting of events. The investigation also developed a strong financial incentive for Ms. Cloud to murder her husband.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office wishes to acknowledge the work of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on this case, including that of Detective Maribel Camas and Sergeant Robert Rookhuyzen, and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory.  

In addition to her prison sentence, Ms. Cloud was also ordered to destroy her firearm and submit a DNA sample to the court. 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
November 10, 2021