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Moscow shooting suspect John Lee pleads not guilty at arraignment

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The Moscow man accused of killing three people and wounding another in January pleads not guilty in court Tuesday. The Moscow man accused of killing three people and wounding another in January pleads not guilty in court Tuesday.
MOSCOW, Idaho -

The Moscow man accused of killing three people and wounding another in January plead not guilty in court Tuesday.

John Lee plead not guilty to three counts of murder in the first degree and one count of aggravated battery.

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Friends of the victims came for his arraignment, and they say the judicial process is taking entirely too long.

“It was a real shock to me when I found out that she’d been killed,” says Francesca Moldenhauer.

Moldenhauer knew Belinda Niebuhr, an Arby’s manager who was shot and killed eight months ago. The arraignment for Lee, just took place today.

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Francesca remembers how Belinda always treated her well when she ate at Arby’s. For her, it can be frustrating to see the legal process drag on, especially now with the trial being scheduled for next year as Lee waived his right to a speedy trial. 

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“I’m sure there’s people out there in the community who were really good friends of like Belinda’s and the other two people who were killed by him, I’m sure they have really sore feelings,” Moldenhauer says.

The pretrial motion is set for seven months from now in March. 

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