HE USED FIRE TO TRY TO COVER UP A TRIPLE HOMICIDE
NORTH OF SPOKANE LAST YEAR.. NOW, A STATE LAWMAKER
SAYS THAT MURDER SUSPECT HAS TIES TO THE SHERIFF'S
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US I'M NADINE
THE SHERIFF FIRING BACK, SAYING THE ALLEGATIONS ARE
LIES MEANT TO UNDERMINE HIS DEPARTMENT.
STATE REP MATT SHEA FROM SPOKANE VALLEY'S 4TH DISTRICT
MADE THE CLAIM IN HIS PODCAST.
SHERIFF KNEZOVICH RESPONDED WITH A CHALLENGE TO MEET
FACE TO FACE.
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA JOINS US NOW IN THE STUDIO..
AARON.. THE SHERIFF ALSO PROMISING POLITICAL ACTIONS
THE SHERIFF SAYS HE WON'T ENDORSE ANY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE
RUNNING FOR OFFICE WHO SUPPORTS MATT SHEA AND SAYS
HE WANTS A TOWN HALL STYLE MEETING TO ADDRESS THE
IT STARTED LAST YEAR AS A TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN COLBERT..
THE SUSPECT, ROY MURRY
A FORMER SHERIFF'S OFFICE VOLUNTEER..
THIS MONTH, LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN.
"There were rumors that Roy Murray was somehow connected
to Ozzie Knezovich and the Sheriff's Departement,"
said state representative Matt Shea on his August
THAT'S STATE LEGISLATOR MATT SHEA TALKING ON HIS PODCAST
20:26 "Somebody that is in jail right now, charged
with a triple homicide, a gun traces back to a sheriff's
deputy," said Shea on his podcast.
SHERIFF KNEZOVICH RESPONDED; SAYING MURRY DID GIVE
DEPUTY TRAVIS PENDELL THREE GUNS BECAUSE HE WASN'T
LEGALLY ALLOWED TO OWN THEM... PENDELL LEGALLY TRANSFERED
TWO OF THOSE GUNS TO ANOTHER PERSON.
ONE OF THOSE GUNS... WAS RETURNED TO MURRY... BUT
WAS NOT THE SAME CALIBER USED IN THE KILLINGS. THE
MURDER WEAPON HAS STILL NOT BEEN FOUND.
KNEZOVICH SAID SHEA
IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE THE DEPARTMENT'S
INTEGRITY BY INSINUATING A DEPUTY WAS INDIRECTLY INVOLVED
IN THE MURDER .
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"It's time for Matt Shea to be held accountable for
his lies," said Sheriff' Ozzie Knezovich
LAST WEEK SHEA APPEARED TO CHANGE HIS TUNE POSTING
THIS TO FACEBOOK.
"The question of were any firearms that were transferred
by Roy Murry later involved in the murder is likely
answered no, and Deputy Pendell is completely innocent
of anything other than being there and doing the right
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"When the pressure starts hitting and suddenly he
gets caught in a lie, suddently he starts back tracking,"
SHERIFF KNEZOVICH SAID THE ATTACK ON DEPUTY'S REPUTATIONS
HAS TO STOP.
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"I am challenging, right here, right now, Matt Shea
to meet me at any town hall. I will address any and
all allegations he and his henchman have," said Knezovich.