No enough evidence to charge a suspect in Tenino murder

OLYMPIA - The Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office will delay filing formal charges in the homicide of Nancy Moyer against a man who reportedly confessed to killing her to detectives last week.

53-year old Eric Roberts admitted to detectives to the killing Moyer in 2009 and later recanted his statements.

On Thursday, a Thurston County court commissioner found probable cause to hold Roberts in custody on suspicion of second-degree murder. 

During the course of the past week’s investigation, detectives found evidence that Roberts was in possession of illegal firearm silencers and short-barreled rifles. He was arrested Monday on those charges and is expected in court Tuesday or Wednesday.

Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim says he’s decided to delay filing any charges related to the homicide investigation until the investigation is complete and all evidence can be fully considered.

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