Pennsylvania Auto Glass Shop Owner Allegedly Confessed to Murders, Fellow Inmate Reports
May 27, 2010

A fellow inmate of Kevin Murphy, the Pennsylvania auto glass shop owner recently arrested for the alleged murders of his mother, sister and aunt, has testified that Murphy confessed to committing the murders to him during a walk on prison grounds, according to local news reports. Murphy, the owner of Ferguson Glass in Saltsburg, Pa., was arrested on April 23 on charges of first-degree murder and criminal homicide. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

The victims, Edith Cora Tietge, 81, Kris Lynn Murphy, 43, and Doris Lee Murphy, 69, were found dead at the Saltsburg, Pa.-based business on April 23, 2009—exactly one year before Kevin Murphy's arrest. All three worked at the business.

According to court documents, Kevin Murphy had lived with his mother and sister, who left behind estates totaling $315,753.84, and had filed paperwork to acquire these assets.

Though police have not named a motive, court documents say that interviews conducted by investigators have revealed that Kevin Murphy has had an ongoing relationship with a married woman for the last two years. Kevin Murphy told investigators that neither his mother nor sister approved of the relationship, according to the police report. On the day of the murders, he "first learned from his paramour that she had received a registered letter indicating the process of her divorce had begun," according to the criminal complaint.

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