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Video: Survivor Testifies in Hearing of Idaho Triple-Slaying Suspect

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John Lee, 29, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and aggravated battery. - WHITMAN COUNTY (WASH.) SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • WHITMAN COUNTY (WASH.) SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • John Lee, 29, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and aggravated battery.
The lone survivor of a January shooting spree approached a witness stand in Moscow's Latah County court July 16th and recounted the moments that he faced accused gunman, 29-year-old John Lee.

"He had no expressions," said Michael Chin. "It was kind of distant, very cold."

Before the day was done, three people would be dead and Lee would  lead law enforcement on a high-speed chase into Washington State.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Chin's testimony before Latah County Magistrate John C. Judge was part of a preliminary hearing for Lee, who faces three counts of first-degree murder and aggravated battery.If convicted, he faces the possibility of life behind bars or the death penalty.

"I believe that if he wanted to kill me at that time, he would have done so," testified Chin.

Lee is charged with killing his adoptive mother, his landlord and an Arby's manager at three separate locations. Chin was in the Moscow office of Lee's landlord at the time of that shooting. An employee of the Moscow Arby's also testified Thursday, detailing how Lee walked into that restaurant and gunned down the manager, his former supervisor. Also testifying was a taxi driver who said he witnessed Lee exit the Arby's after the shooting.

Ultimately, Lee was bound over to Idaho's 2nd District Court to stand trial. His arraignment there is set for Tuesday, August 4th.