Idaho man charged in 2 killings waives preliminary hearing

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 14:24:28-05

LEWISTON, Idaho — An Idaho man facing two murder charges has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which means the case will automatically move forward in court.

Prosecutors have accused 56-year-old Richard Ross of killing Edwina “Eddy” Devin at her Grangeville home on Sept. 30 and then killing her adult son, Michael Devin, early the next morning in Lewiston.

Charging documents indicate investigators believe Ross smothered, strangled or inflicted violence on Eddy Devin, according to The Lewiston Tribune. The documents also show that Ross smothered or inflicted violence on Michael Devin before burning his remains.

Ross has not yet entered a plea but is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony charges next week. His attorney Gregory Rauch says at this point, Ross is going to let the court process work itself out.