TILLAMOOK – Edward Morris, who killed his pregnant wife and three children and left their bodies in a snowy forest two years ago, was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison on Monday. Morris, 39, avoided a possible death sentence by promising not to appeal the life terms in a plea agreement reached in September. Morris, with long hair and a full beard, listened quietly as Tillamook County Circuit Judge David Hantke reminded him there will be no parole and no mitigation of sentence of any kind. As he left the courthouse, Morris said only that it would cost
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CNN, Jan. 4, 2003 http://www.cnn.com/ BAKER CITY, Oregon (CNN) — An Oregon man charged with killing his pregnant wife and three children was captured Saturday in downtown Baker City, ending a two-week manhunt, a law enforcement official said.
The Canadian Press, Jan. 3, 2002 http://www.cbc.ca/ PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An alias used by a fugitive accused of killing his pregnant wife and three children was also the name of a Portland-born missionary murdered in Ecuador in the 1950s.
UPI, Dec. 27, 2002 http://www.upi.com/ TILLAMOOK, Ore., Dec. 27 (UPI) — A man described as a devoted family man and upstanding member of his church remained at large late Friday as preparations were finalized for a memorial service for his wife and three children, whom he allegedly murdered last weekend in a snowy Oregon forest. A steady stream of tips placed Edward “Eddie” Morris, 37, of Portland, somewhere around the northern Washington city of Bellingham shortly before Christmas and raised the possibility he had slipped into Canada and was possibly headed north toward Alaska. “Our tips are all in northern