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Moscow Shooting Spree Suspect Back in Court Friday, Plea Agreement May Be in the Works

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John Lee, 30, is accused of a January 2015 shooting spree that left three people dead and a fourth seriously injured. - WHITMAN CO. (WASH.) SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Whitman Co. (Wash.) Sheriff's Office
  • John Lee, 30, is accused of a January 2015 shooting spree that left three people dead and a fourth seriously injured.


The Idaho man accused of a January 2015 shooting spree in Moscow is scheduled to appear in a Latah County Courtroom Friday where he might change his plea.

John Lee, 30, is accused of the Jan. 10, 2015 murders of his landlord, adoptive mother and work colleague. Another shooting victim, Michael Chin, 39, lived to tell police about the tragedy. Lee then led police on a high-speed chase across the Idaho/Washington border. When he was ultimately stopped, it took more than two months to extradite him back to Idaho to face charges of murder and aggravated battery.

Lee previously pleaded not guilty to three counts for first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault, but this morning's Lewiston Tribune reports Latah County prosecutors confirmed Lee will appear in 2nd District Court on Friday, though they wouldn't confirm if Lee had reached a plea agreement.

The murder charges carry a possible death penalty or life behind bars and a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, if convicted.