Triple Murder Suspect Kevin Murphy Found Guilty

Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:

GREENSBURG (KDKA/AP) – A jury has found Kevin Murphy guilty of killing his mother, sister, and aunt at a family business in 2009.

Murphy was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mother, 69-year-old Doris Murphy; his 43-year-old sister, Kris Murphy; and his aunt, 81-year-old Edith Tietge.

Closing arguments wrapped up this morning around 9 a.m., and the jury has been deliberating since then.

Murphy’s attorney suggested his client’s ex-fiancee and another friend who now run the business had a motive to kill the women.

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But a prosecutor argued it’s “inconceivable” anyone other than the defendant killed them.

Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck argued Murphy killed the women because they disapproved of his relationship with the still-married woman who later became his fiance, Susan McGuire.

Peck told the jury in opening statements last week that McGuire “basically gave him an ultimatum…

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