Jury selection starts in Portland murder case

Lloyd Erp charged with one count of murder

Lloyd Erp (left) is accused of killing his wife Lori Lynn Erp (right). (Credits: MCSO/Family photo)
Lloyd Erp (left) is accused of killing his wife Lori Lynn Erp (right). (Credits: MCSO/Family photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) —A jury is being chosen for the murder trial of a 58-year-old man accused of killing his wife in March 2013.

Lloyd A. Erp is charged with one count of murder constituting domestic violence. He is accused of shooting and killing his wife Lori Lynn Erp.

Lori Lynn Erp shown in an undated photo (Family picture used with permission).
Lori Lynn Erp shown in an undated photo (Family picture used with permission).

Jury selection will likely finish Tuesday afternoon, and opening statements are scheduled to start Wednesday before Judge Edward Jones. The trial is scheduled to go through Sept. 19.

The case

The investigation started the morning of March 2, 2013 when officers responded to a home in the 4200 block of NE Campaign Street. Officers had gotten a report of an armed suicidal man, authorities said.

The initial caller, who was out of state, had received an email from a friend, police said. The friend was concerned Erp was considering suicide.

Officers got to the home and used a blow horn to order everyone outside, but received no response. Police said they did not have any information about people inside the home, which is why they left.

At 7:25 a.m., emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from inside the residence.

The caller, later identified as Erp, said he was hurt and that there was a gun in the home, police said.

Officers realized it was the same home that they had been to earlier so they kept Erp on the phone and had him come outside to police.

He was transported to a local hospital where detectives later learned he was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police checked the home and found Lori Lynn Erp, 52, dead inside. An autopsy showed she died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Lloyd Erp was released from the hospital on March 7, 2013 and immediately taken into custody for the murder of his wife. He has since pleaded not guilty.

Police have not released a motive for the shooting.

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