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Moscow shooting suspect John Lee will remain in Washington

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Moscow shooting suspect John Lee at his extradition review hearing Friday morning. Moscow shooting suspect John Lee at his extradition review hearing Friday morning.
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. -

John Lee will face multiple murder charges in Latah County, Idaho, after a trial in Washington.

In an extradition review hearing Friday morning in Whitman County it was determined John Lee will be extradited to Idaho some time in May.

Lee was arrested in Whitman County on January 10 after leading officers on a high-speed chase through Pullman and Colfax. The chase began in Pullman when officers matched the description of Lee's vehicle to one leaving the scene of a shooting in Moscow. Officers believe Lee to be the gunman responsible for a deadly shooting spree that left three dead and one critically injured.

Lee is currently being held in the Whitman County Jail on a felony eluding charge. A trial has been delayed from March 16 to May 11 at the request of Lee's defense attorney.

"This is a fairly complicated case and this could take additional time to investigate and research and prepare a defense," says Steve Martonick, Lee's attorney.

Additionally, Martonick says he will conduct an attitude survey to ensure his client will receive a fair trial from a Whitman County jury due to all of the attention this case has garnered from the media.

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