Family of murdered couple will appear at State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, DC (KOLO) - The White House has confirmed that three members of a Reno couple allegedly killed by a man in the United States illegally will be guests of President Trump at his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Heather Armstrong, Debra Bissell and Madison Armstrong photo courtesy White House

Gerald and Sharon David were murdered in their home in south Reno in January 2019. 19-year-old Wilber Martinez-Guzman, who entered the US illegally from El Salvador, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been charged with and has admitted his role in the killings.

He is also charged with killing Sophia Renken and Connie Koontz of Gardnerville.

Three generations of the Davids' family will be represented at the State of the Union: the Davids’ daughter Debra, granddaughter Heather, and great-granddaughter Madison.

KOLO 8 News Now will show the speech live on air beginning at 6PM February 5, 2019; we will also have a link to it on