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Murder Counts Filed Against Woods

Murder charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of beating three women with a baseball bat in the Spokane Valley last weekend.

Dwayne Woods, 25, is charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder in the April 27 mobile home assault.

Deputy prosecutor Kathryn Lee cited rape as the aggravating circumstance in the slayings of Jade Moore, 18, and Telisha Shaver, 22.

Lee charged Woods with attempted murder in the beating of Venus Shaver, 19, who is recovering in a Spokane hospital.

If convicted, Woods faces the death penalty or mandatory life imprisonment under the state’s “Three Strikes” law. He has two prior assault convictions, both of which involved weapons.

Woods is being held without bail in the Spokane County Jail. He has denied being in the Valley on the morning of the assault and told detectives he never visited the trailer on South Coleman.

, DataTimes