WEBSTER SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jury selection began Tuesday morning and will continue next week in Webster County in a triple-murder trial of Michael and Amanda York.

The couple allegedly killed Dustin Brown, Lamar Allen and Denise Coates last June. Two of the three bodies were found in the Yorks’ yard near Hacker Valley.

Amanda York originally told police she was home alone and shot them in self-defense when the three came to her residence and threatened her. But she later told police she and her husband had been in an argument with the other three at another house earlier in day. She said the three then came to their home and the argument continued.

Previous reports noted the couple’s 5-year-old child told police Michael York fired the deadly shots.

The Yorks have been in jail since last summer.

Jury selection began Tuesday and will continue next Monday at the courthouse in Webster Springs.


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