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
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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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