Death penalty a possibility in Woodland triple homicide case
WOODLAND, Wash. – The man accused of killing three people in Woodland could now face the death penalty.
Deputies found three people had been shot and killed overnight Friday, July 15 at a mobile home on Northwest 417th Street.
A fourth person crawled away with a gunshot wound in her jaw. She named Luyster as the shooter.
After a brief manhunt, Luyter was arrested on Ocean beach Highway Saturday afternoon. He was booked on three counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Investigators haven't released a motive in the homicide case.
The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office now has 30 days to decide if it will pursue this as a death penalty case.
Gov. Jay Inslee, however, imposed a moratorium on capital punishment in 2014.