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Thursday, January 23, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trial for triple homicide suspect Roy Murry postponed until November

The trial for triple homicide suspect Roy Murry was moved from Monday to Nov. 9 at the request of defense attorneys in a hurriedly scheduled hearing Friday.

Attorney Jill Gannon-Nagle said a defense expert needs six months to conduct nanoparticle testing on some evidence.

Murry is accused of killing three members of his estranged wife’s family and setting their house on fire to cover up his crimes.

Judge John Cooney noted that both sets of attorneys said in a status hearing a week ago they were ready for trial. The trial is expected to last six weeks and extra jurors were called to report next week.

Cooney granted the continuance, but told the attorneys to make every effort to be ready in November. “It’s extremely difficult to set aside this amount of time,” he said.

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