A man whose mother was murdered in 1978 in Port Angeles is angry over a decision a judge made to dismiss the case of the suspected killer and he’s speaking out.
Tommy Ross Jr., who is accused of the1978 murder, will not stand trial in Clallam County after a judge agreed that Ross’ right to a speedy trial was violated.
Ross, 60, is accused of strangling Janet Bowcutt of Port Angeles.
On Wednesday, Ross was ordered to be jailed without bail in Sacramento, California.
Ross was arrested last week after police say he threatened to stab three women and a 3-month-old baby, in the home he shares with them.
He is facing felony charges related to that arrest.
Ross also spent 38 years in a Canadian prison for strangling a woman there and then was set to stand trial in Clallam County.
Prosecutors for his trial in Clallam County plan to appeal the decision.
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