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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Triple murderer Roy Murry gets three life sentences plus 35 years for killing family

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 …


No death penalty, but life in prison awaits Murry

Convicted killer Roy H. Murry will not face the death penalty. But barring a successful appeal, the gun-loving Iraq War veteran will never again walk free.


Roy Murry triple-murder case goes to the jury

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 …


Murry trial ends; closing arguments set for Monday

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 …


Ex-wife testifies in triple-slaying trial; DNA evidence not linked to suspect

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 …


Ex-wife details odd relationship with Roy Murry in triple murder trial

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 …


Murry trial reveals search for three victims as house fire raged

As firefighters scrambled through the smoke-filled chaos of a burning Colbert home, one discovered a firefighter’s helmet. Worried it had fallen off another firefighter, he rushed it outside for a …


Murry triple-murder trial set to begin Wednesday

A jury of eight women and four men has been selected to hear the case against 31-year-old Roy H. Murry, who faces three counts of aggravated murder in connection to …


Roy Murry triple-homicide trial to begin Monday

Roy H. Murry either planned and carried out a “swift attack” in May 2015, when he shot three members of his estranged wife’s family and then waited in vain to …


Ozzie Knezovich blasts Matt Shea podcast that links sheriff’s office to triple murder

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 …


Triple-murder suspect Roy Murry faces more charges

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 …


Road flares, guns among Murry’s possessions, unsealed records say

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 …


Road flares found in murder suspect’s storage unit

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.


Triple homicide suspect appears in court; $3 million bail set

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2015

Bond set at $3 million for triple murder suspect

Bond has been set at $3 million for triple-murder suspect Roy Murry, accused of killing his wife’s mother, stepfather and brother.


Triple-slaying suspect ‘demonized’ estranged wife’s family, officials say

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 …


Roy Murry ‘just different,’ homicide victim’s mother says: ‘Why did he kill them?’

Even though Roy Murry is suspected of killing Patty Baldwin’s daughter, grandson and son-in-law, she forgives him. The Wenatchee woman said her deep religious faith is allowing her to find …


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2015

Suspect in triple homicide believed wife’s family hated him, but relative says “they were kind to him”

A man arrested in connection with a triple homicide in Colbert believed his estranged wife’s family was responsible for their separation, according to new court documents.


Suspect arrested in Colbert triple homicide

The son-in-law of one of the three people shot to death before fire was set to their Colbert home and barn was arrested Saturday afternoon on three counts of first-degree …


Victims were shot to death before house fire

Spokane County detectives believe a fire department lieutenant, his wife and her adult son were shot to death, then whoever did it set fire to the family’s home to destroy …