- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A man accused of killing three people and shooting another at a home near Woodland now faces charges that could bring the death penalty, though Gov. Jay Inslee has imposed a moratorium on capital punishment.

The Columbian reports (https://bit.ly/2asdNeF ) that the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office amended the charges against Brent Luyster to aggravated murder on Wednesday. He also is accused of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a gun.

Prosecutors have 30 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty against Luyster.

The 35-year-old suspect is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Mark Lamar, Zachary David Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15.

A fourth victim had driven herself to a convenience store to get help. She was hospitalized and had a bullet removed from her head.

Authorities haven’t yet revealed a motive for the shooting.


Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com

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