Moment of Silence Today at 1 p.m. (Mountain) For Moscow Shooting Victims


Idaho residents across the state are expected to take a few moments at 1 p.m. Mountain Time, noon Pacific Time, to remember the victims of the Jan. 10 shootings that left three people dead and another critically wounded.

A Moscow man, 29-year-old John Lee, is behind bars in a Colfax, Wash., jail, accused of the triple slayings at three separate Moscow locations. He'll appear in Whitman County (Wash.) Superior Court Thursday for arraignment on a local charge of eluding law enforcement and for a separate extradition hearing.

β€œIt is important that everyone in Idaho take time in the wake of this horrendous act to remember those who have lost their lives and offer our support to the families, friends and Moscow community as they mourn this tragedy,” wrote Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter in a statement calling for the observation. β€œI ask that all Idahoans observe a moment of silence on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. Mountain Time to let our friends and families in Moscow know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and that they are not alone in their grief.”