Lawyer: Man charged in Washington pair's killing is innocent

One of two brothers charged in the presumed killing of a missing Washington state couple surrendered to authorities last week to answer the allegations against him, not to confess, his lawyer says.

The attorney for Tony Clyde Reed tells The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington, that his client is "here to defend himself" and is innocent of the charges. James Kirkham, the attorney, helped arrange an end to a month-long manhunt for Reed, who surrendered to U.S. Marshals at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reed is set to be arraigned in Snohomish County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities are still searching for his brother, John Blaine Reed.

The brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in last month's disappearance of John Reed's former neighbors, Monique Patenaude and her husband, Patrick Shunn. Authorities say Reed and the couple had been involved in a property dispute.


Information from: The Daily Herald,