A TRIPLE MURDER IN COLBERT.
A FIRE TO COVER IT UP.
AND TWO VERY DIFFERENT VERSIONS ABOUT WHO'S RESPONSIBLE.
PROSECUTORS SAY IT WAS A WELL-PLANNED, FATAL AMBUSH
THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF THREE PEOPLE IN COLBERT.
BUT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS INSIST
ROY MURRY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE...
THAT THE DECORATED SOLDIER LIMITED HIS KILLING TO
KXLY4'S JEFF HUMPHREY WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT AT THE
SPOKANE COUNTY COURTHOUSE...
JEFF, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES HAVE
ARRESTED THE WRONG GUY?
WELL, SPOKANE COUNTY PROSECUTORS ARE LACKING A LOT
OF THE TRADITIONAL EVIDENCE YOU MIGHT SEE IN A HOMICIDE
TODAY IN COURT THEY ADMITTED TO THE JURY THE STATE
DOESN'T HAVE THE MURDER WEAPON AND DOESN'T HAVE ANY
D-N-A THAT TIES MURRY TO THE KILLINGS.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MORE
THAN HALF OF SPOKANE COUNTY'S HOMICIDES AND PROSECUTORS
SAY ROY MURRY'S ACTIONS BUMPED THAT NUMBER EVEN HIGHER
BACK IN MAY OF 2015.
JACK DRISCOLL/CHIEF CRIMINAL PROSECUTOR 10;02 amanda
murry knew that she could not be the one to ask for
she was too concerned about how her husband, roy murry
would react if she did.10;14
WHEN FIRE CREWS DRAGGED AMANDA'S MOM OUT OF HER BEDROOM
A PARAMEDIC REALIZED THE LATE NIGHT BLAZE WAS NO ACCIDENT.
JACK DRISCOLL 16;32 she had what appeared to be gunshot
wounds, particularly on her chest.
he knew that things had changed from a fire to a crime
AMANDA MURRY HAD VOLUNTEERED TO WORK AN OVERTIME SHIFT
THAT NIGHT AND GOT HOME THREE HOURS LATE.
this is my mother's house.
INVESTIGATORS WOULD LATER FIND THE BODIES OF AMANDA
MURRY'S STEP-DAD AND LITTLE BROTHER.
.22 SHELL CASINGS LITTERED THE CRIME SCENE.
THE SAME BRAND AND CALIBER OF AMMUNITION LATER LOCATED
IN ROY MURRY'S CAR.
TOM KRZYMINSKI/ MURRY'S PUBLIC DEFENDER 56;58 you
will hear what was found in the terms of evidence,
but also you will hear what was not found what was
not found is evidence that roy murry was at the house.57;13
DEFENSE ATTORNEY TOM KRZYMINSKI ALSO TOLD THE JURY
THAT WHEN HIS CLIENT WAS CONTACTED BY POLICE IN LEWISTON
LATER THAT MORNING.
HE APPEARED WELL SLEPT, DID NOT HAVE ANY OBVIOUS INJURIES
AND ALSO DID NOT SMELL LIKE SOMEONE WHO HAD ALLEGEDLY
SET A PAIR OF GASOLINE - FED FIRES.
SO JEFF, MURRY COOPERATED WITH INVESTIGATORS?
WE'LL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE AS THIS FIVE WEEK TRIAL