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LeCou trial on 3 murder charges set to begin

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Robert LeCou, accused in the execution-style murder of three Belfry residents Robert LeCou, accused in the execution-style murder of three Belfry residents
BILLINGS -

A Belfry woman, her sister, and brother-in-law were executed in their home one year ago.

On Monday, the trial is set to begin for Robert LeCou, the man accused of the murders.

LeCou, 40 years old, is charged in Carbon County District Court with three counts of deliberate homicide, among other charges.

LeCou was arrested in April of 2016 after authorities found the bodies of Karen Hill-LeCou, Sharon Hill-Lamb, and Lloyd Lamb in a Belfry home.

A neighbor of the victims had requested a welfare check from the Carbon County Sheriff's Office.

Inside the home, authorities found each of the victims dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

LeCou, who was arrested in Spokane shortly after the bodies were discovered, said he had left the Belfry home before the murders.

A motive has not been identified in court documents.

LeCou was previously implicated for the murder of a homeless man more than a decade ago.

This is the first murder case to be tried in Carbon County since 2010.

The trial is expected to last eight days.

Carbon County District Attorney Alex Nixon said earlier he would not seek the death penalty.

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