6 September 1996 – Douglas Wright
The three men came on the pretext that they would get some work, but Wright just wanted to kill them. He also killed a fourth man, Anthony Nelson, a Makah Indian, also on the reserve.
The killer was done for murder and found guilty of the senseless, unprovoked crimes. At first, he appealed against his sentence, but then ditched his attempt.
Good job too. If he’d pursued it, he would have been tried in a federal case under the Major Crimes Act for slaughtering a Red Indian on reserve land.
Of course, irrespective of the crime, the sentence wouldn’t have made any difference. Either way he faced the death penalty and Wright was given the lethal injection for murder in 1996, aged 56.