Family Killed

Oregon man who killed family gets four life terms in plea deal

An Oregon man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their three young children. Edward Morris avoided a possible death sentence in a plea deal that gives him four consecutive life terms. Morris admitted shooting his wife and two sons, then stabbing his daughter. The four bodies were left beside a logging road in a state forest in December 2002. Morris was arrested the following month while on the run. His wife's family agreed to the plea arrangement -- saying they wanted to avoid the emotional pain of a trial.