Two Arrested For Three Webster County Murders

A Webster County husband and wife are behind bars after a triple homicide and an alleged attempt to cover up the crime.

Authorities say Amanda York, 28, of Hacker Valley called 911 Wednesday evening claiming to be home alone with a five year old child.  She said three people had come to her home and threatened them and she shot all three and they were lying in the yard.

Deputies with the Webster County Sheriff’s Department and State Police troopers soon arrived and secured the scene.  All three in the yard were dead.

One of the victims is identified as Dustin Brown, 26, of Hacker Valley.  The names of the other two victims, a male and female, are not being released pending notification of relatives.

Authorities learned from the five year old, the father was the one who fired the fatal shots.  Upon further questioning of Amanda York she admitted it was her husband, Michael York, 44, who shot the three.  

She tells authorities the couple had gotten into an argument with the three individuals earlier in the day at the home of one of the unidentified victims.  She claims they left after the argument.  However, after they got home, the three showed up at their house and resumed the altercation. 

After the shooting, Amanda said she told her husband to leave for Kentucky and she would stay behind and try to hide one of the bodies.  She later claimed Michael York had hidden the body and she had helped.

State Police arrested Michael York near the Amma exit of Interstate 79 late Wednesday night.  

The Yorks are lodged in the Central Regional Jail in Flatwoods facing three counts of murder.  Michael York is also charged with one count of concealment of a deceased human body. 

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