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Convicted killer Roy H. Murry provided no explanation Thursday as to why he gunned down three members of his ex-wife’s family and set fire to their bodies, an attack that prompted a judge to sentence him to three consecutive life sentences, plus 35 years. Family members took turns telling Superior Court Judge John O. Cooney of the pain, fear and devastation Murry caused when he swept through the Colbert home and killed Terry Canfield, 59; Lisa Canfield, 52; and her son, John Constable, 23.
A jury convicted Roy H. Murry of murdering three members of his ex-wife’s family in a grisly ambush that ended when he torched the family’s Colbert-area home to try to conceal his crimes.
Jurors will now decide whether Roy H. Murry will spend the rest of his life in prison for a grisly triple murder or walk free from a prosecution that lacked direct evidence such as a murder weapon. The jury began deliberations 3 p.m. Monday afternoon after weeks of testimony in the killings of Terry and Lisa Canfield, and John Constable.
What was expected to be a six-week triple homicide trial ended a week early Friday when Roy Murry’s defense team rested their case after calling only one prosecution witness to the stand.
Four hours later than normal, Amanda Constable’s gray Nissan Sentra crested the hill on East Chattaroy Road in the early hours of May 26, 2015 when she first saw the smoke and emergency lights. “I hoped it was a car in front of the house that was on fire,” she said as her face melted to tears. “I knew that it was my house on fire and my family was there.”
Whisked into the courtroom early so she wouldn’t have to walk past the man charged with killing three members of her family, Amanda Constable cried Tuesday as she waited on the witness stand. Finally, the six-person security crew walked Roy H. Murry to the table. Constable, who finalized her divorce from Murry just days ago, collected herself and looked up, down and left, avoiding eye contact with the man prosecutors claim laid in wait to kill her on May 26, 2015.
The triple murder trial of disabled veteran Roy H. Murry began Wednesday with attorneys explaining his anti-government views, his penchant for guns and the military training that prepared him to sweep a Colbert home.
A judge declined to throw out a police interview with triple-murder suspect Roy Murry after his attorneys argued that Murry was in custody during the interview but was not read his Miranda rights.
A state legislator’s claim that a fiery triple homicide north of Spokane is connected to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office drew a furious rebuke and threat of politicial payback by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
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.
The trial for triple murder suspect Roy Murry appears to be on track for its May 23 start date even though the case was briefly assigned to four different judges this week.
Triple-murder suspect Roy Murry will stand trial in May for allegedly shooting his in-laws and their son, then burning their bodies at their home in Colbert.
Roy Murry, who is accused of killing three family members at a home in Colbert, and Richard Aguirre, who was linked through DNA evidence to the 1986 murder of a Spokane prostitute, entered not-guilty pleas this morning in Spokane County Superior Court.
Triple-murder suspect Roy Murry shot three relatives and then waited 90 minutes in the hope of killing his estranged wife, too, according to new court documents that paint a chilling picture of an unfinished plot. Murry’s sister Laura Murry told investigators that she was so afraid of her brother in the period leading up to the killings that she hid his guns.
Numerous road flares and a gas can spout were found in a storage locker maintained by murder suspect Roy Murry in Pullman, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. The remains of road flares and several gasoline cans were recovered from the scene of a fire at 20 E. Chattaroy Road on May 26. Murry is accused of killing Terry Canfield; his wife, Lisa M. Canfield; and Lisa Canfield’s son, John Robert Constable and then setting the home and a shed on fire. Lisa Canfield was the mother of Murry’s wife.
Numerous road flares and a gas can spout were found in a storage locker maintained by murder suspect Roy Murry in Pullman, according to court records unsealed Tuesday.
The man accused of killing his in-laws and setting their rural Spokane County home on fire after his wife spoke with him about divorce will remain in custody of the Spokane County Jail on $3 million bond. Roy Murry, 30, remained handcuffed for his brief appearance before Spokane County District Court Judge Vance Peterson on Tuesday. Murry is suspected of shooting Spokane Fire Department Lt. Terry Canfield; Canfield’s wife, Lisa Canfield; and her son, John Constable, to death before burning the Canfield home southeast of Deer Park on May 26. Investigators identified Murry as a suspect after Mandy Murry, who had been living at the Canfield home with her mother and stepfather, told them Roy Murry blamed the family for their separation.
Bond has been set at $3 million for triple-murder suspect Roy Murry, accused of killing his wife's mother, stepfather and brother.
The estranged wife of a military veteran accused of killing a Spokane firefighter and his family may have been saved by a late night at work. Mandy Murry finished her shift as a nurse at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and arrived home in the early morning hours May 26 to find firefighters battling two blazes. Investigators would later learn that Murry’s stepfather, Terrance Canfield, her mother, Lisa Canfield, and her brother John Constable were shot to death inside the home and barn at 20 E. Chattaroy Road. Lisa Canfield was apparently gagged before she died, according to court records.