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Ex-wife of Colbert triple murder suspect testifies in court

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The ex-wife of a triple murder suspect testified for the prosecution Monday. Roy Murry is accused of executing his estranged in-laws and then setting their Colbert home on fire. The murders happened just hours after Murry and his most recent wife decided to divorce.

Roy Murry was married to a woman named Amanda at the time of the killings. The victims were Amanda's mother, brother and stepfather. She too lived at the home where they were killed, but just happened to be working an overtime shift that night.

Amanda will likely testify early Tuesday. Monday, the woman married to Murry before her took the stand, providing a look into Murry's troubled world.

"We typically had three to four knives, a couple guns in the car," Erica Montgomery told the jury. "We had enough ammunition to last many years."

Murry's obsession with weapons took center stage for the jury. His ex described his constant paranoia, and obsession with never being captured on camera.

"Anytime we would walk into a building, he would look for the cameras and where they were hidden," Montgomery testified.

She also told the jury that Murry was incredibly skilled at "clearing" homes, even their own.

All of this was relevant because Murry's alleged victims were ambushed, shot to death in their own home. The defense has made it clear, just because someone displays strange behavior, it doesn't make them a killer.

The trial is set to go up until the week of Christmas. 

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