- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The trial of a decorated Iraq War veteran accused of killing his estranged wife’s mother, stepfather and brother is now in the hands of a Spokane County jury.

Roy H. Murry faces up life in prison if he is convicted of the killings of Terry and Lisa Canfield, and John Constable in May of 2015.

The jury began deliberations Monday afternoon.

Murry is charged with three counts of premeditated first-degree murder with aggravating circumstances.

In closing arguments, Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said Murry’s military experience and access to guns put him in a unique position to pull off the crime without leaving a trace.

But defense attorneys said the state failed to provide any evidence that Murry killed his wife’s family and then set the home and a barn on fire to destroy evidence.

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