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Victims in Montana triple slaying identified

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Authorities have identified the victims of a triple homicide in a tiny Montana town as an elderly couple and the wife of the suspect. Authorities have identified the victims of a triple homicide in a tiny Montana town as an elderly couple and the wife of the suspect.
BILLINGS, Mont. -

The Latest on a triple homicide in the tiny town of Belfry, Montana. (all times local):
    
4 p.m.
    
Authorities have identified the victims of a triple homicide in a tiny Montana town as an elderly couple and the wife of the suspect.
    
The Montana Department of Justice named the victims as 76-year-old Lloyd Lamb, his wife, 72-year-old Sharon Hill-Lamb and 54-year-old Karen Hill-LeCou.
    
Prosecutors say the three were shot to death last Tuesday by LeCou's husband. Thirty-nine-year-old Robert James LeCou was arrested Friday near Spokane, Washington on three counts of deliberate homicide. He made an initial appearance in Spokane Superior Court on Monday.
    
Court officials say the next hearing in LeCou's extradition case is scheduled for April 29.
    
A possible motive has not been disclosed.
    
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10:45 a.m.
    
The suspect in a triple slaying in a tiny Montana town is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Monday as authorities seek to extradite him from Washington state.
    
Robert James LeCou faces three counts of murder in the shooting deaths of three people he lived with in Belfry, Montana. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
    
The 39-year-old man was arrested on Friday outside Spokane, Washington. He's scheduled to appear for a fugitive hearing before Superior Court Judge Gregory Sypolt.
    
Court officials say LeCou has the option to challenge his extradition.
    
Residents of Belfry say the defendant moved to Belfry within the last year to help care for an elderly man who was among those killed.

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