ALBANY, Ore. -- The murder of an Albany woman has an added twist. Deputies said her husband, a lawyer, killed her then killed himself, which has left one of his major court cases in limbo.
Tricia Carver, 47, was found dead in a field near the town of St. Paul in Marion County on Monday.
On Wednesday night, deputies found the body of her husband Lemarr Carver inside his Hillsboro home.
Carver was a defense attorney representing a man named Michael Kelley who was arrested in 1995 for running an escort service in Eugene.
Kelley's daughter Michaela Kelley reached out to KEZI 9 News. She said her father has been in the Oregon State Penitentiary for more than 20 years for promoting prostitution. Kelley said 9 of the 30 counts were thrown out.
She believes the 50-year sentence was excessive, and he didn't get a fair trial.
Kelley said her father and Carver were getting ready for his post-conviction hearing for his release.
Now that Carver is dead, she said she’s worried about what will happen next.
"Mr. Carver was really giving us an opportunity for hope,” Kelley said. “He was a really, really great highly-rated, post-conviction attorney. So, what happened is really tragic with me and my family because we really had high hopes with him and getting him out."
She is now worried her father will have to represent himself so they can continue on with the proceeding.
- Murder-suicide leaves court case in limbo
- Los Angeles teachers are on strike, leaving 600,000 students in limbo
- Suspected murder-suicide under investigation near Newport
- Ask The Banker: Banks in limbo over marijuana money rules
- Springfield murder case remains unsolved
- Man accused of illegally selling gun used in murder-suicide
- Springfield murder suspect appears in court
- Teenage triple murder suspect appears in court
- Lebanon double murder suspect appears in court
- Murder suspect identified in Aloha dismemberment case