Pa. jury to hear opening, visit triple-murder site

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A jury will hear opening statements Monday in the trial of a western Pennsylvania man charged with murdering his mother, sister and elderly aunt — and then the panel will visit the suspect’s automobile glass shop where the killings occurred.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) reports Westmoreland County Judge John Blahovec has set forth that schedule to open the weeks-long trial of 52-year-old Kevin Murphy, of Conemaugh Township. Murphy could receive the death penalty if he’s convicted.

Prosecutors say Murphy killed the women in April 2009 because they disapproved of his relationship with a married woman.

Investigators say Murphy told them he brought a handgun to the garage earlier that day, but the defense says somebody else killed 69-year-old Doris Murphy, 43-year-old sister Kris Murphy and Murphy’s aunt, 81-year-old Edith Tietge (TEET’-gee).


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

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