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Daughter of killer's victim: "Nobody is safe from this man"

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SPOKANE, Wash. - As convicted criminally insane killer Phillip Paul remains on the loose, the family of Ruth Mottley, the woman who he brutally killed is speaking out. It's a story you'll only see here on KHQ and KHQ.com. 

Helen Mottley, Ruth's daughter, says news of Phillip Paul's escape has truly shaken her family to its core.

Mottley is now on a remote ranch in northern California, she left Sunnyside, Washington after her mother's murder to get away from it all. She has little reception out at the ranch and no access to pictures of her mother there, but still wanted to warn others tonight about Paul, and what he did to her family.

She says, there's one side of Paul that's nice, but there's another side of him that's a raging maniac. Who killed her mother over 20 years ago, when she was out in her garden. "If a person who is kind and gentle and not a threat can get murdered in her garden," said Mottley "Nobody is safe from this man."

Mottley says her mother was honest, gentle and never had a bad word to say about anybody. She had a passion for flowers and especially gardening and that's what's so ironic about her death. She says it's where Paul chose to strangle her, slit her throat and later buried her. In a garden,that she once loved so much..

"She is just so missed, and my kids never got to know her."

Motley says news of Paul's escape has brought her to a place, she doesn't like to be. It's a place where she remembers all of the horror that Paul brought down on to her family. Tonight even from California, she has serious questions for Eastern State Hospital, like many others here in Spokane County.

She only hopes it's Phillip Paul's good side that someone runs into and not the other schizophrenic man, who she says, will attack again.  "I really fear for some other innocent person being killed, and possibly going through what he is capable of doing."

Kaytlin Buldoc
KHQ Reporter

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