Man convicted of triple homicide in Washington state

Man convicted of triple homicide in Washington state

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – A southwestern Washington state jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder following the shooting deaths of three people in a Clark County home.

The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/2hzG9a9) that a jury on Friday also convicted Brent Luyster of one count of attempted murder and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon.

Luyster, a known white supremacist, fatally shot Joseph Mark Lamar, Zachary Thompson and Janell Renee Knight on July 15, 2016, in Woodland. A fourth person was shot and survived.

Officials say Thompson was Luyster’s best friend and LaMar a friend. Knight was LaMar’s partner.

The motive for the killings has been unclear. Prosecutors say Luyster killed the three because he was upset about felony charges in a different case that might land him back in jail.

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