Hearing for Motel Murder Suspect Postponed Until November 6
The omnibus hearing for accused motel murder suspect 27 year-old Jonathan Whitworth has been postponed until November 6, according to Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jordan Kilby.
Whitworth, who along with fellow suspect Preston Rossbach are each charged with two counts of deliberate homicide and in the alternative, attempted deliberate homicide for the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of another at the Mountain Valley Inn in October 2018.
Killed in the incident were 23 year-old Jason Flink and 31 year-old Megan McLaughlin. A third victim received gunshot wounds and was treated at a Missoula hospital.
Kilby explained why Whitworth’s omnibus hearing was postponed until November.
“My understanding is that the defense attorneys want more time to examine the evidence,” said Kilby. “They were appointed in January, and just need more time to do so. Rossbach will be tried in August in Missoula District Court.”
Both Rossbach and Whitworth are in the Missoula County Jail on $250,000 bond.