Auto Glass Shop Owner Found Guilty and Sentenced to Death in Murder Case
May 8, 2013

by Jenna Reed,

Kevin Murphy, the owner of Ferguson Glass in Saltsburg, Pa., has been found guilty by a jury in the 2009 deaths of three people at his shop, according to a representative at the Westmoreland Country District Attorney's (DA) Office of Pennsylvania. The jury recommended he be sentenced to death yesterday evening, according to local reports.

The jury deliberated a few hours before returning the verdict, according to local reports. The judge is expected to formally sentence Murphy on Thursday.

Murphy, 49, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and criminal homicide in April 2010-one year after the victims, Edith Cora Tietge, 81, Kris Lynn Murphy, 43, and Doris Lee Murphy, 69, were found dead at his Saltsburg, Pa.-based auto glass shop on April 23, 2009. All three worked at the business and were relatives of Murphy.

The verdict appears not to have impacted Ferguson Glass business. Donald Shondelmyer, an employee of the auto glass shop, has taken over the business, according to local reports.

"So far everything is good," says a representative of Ferguson Glass who answered the phone. "We're still busy."

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