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February 1, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Friday Memo: Carnation slayings … security cameras … 911 tapes

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The death penalty in the Carnation slayings  has been tossed out. This is the case of the two people accused of killing a family of six on Christmas Eve in 2007. A judge says the prosecutors erred when they considered the strength of the evidence when deciding whether to seek the death penalty against Michele Anderson and her former boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe. Which reminds us, death penalty cases are costly all around.

Security cameras on the waterfront: More than two dozen security cameras are going up on the waterfront to keep an eye on the goings on there. And while the authorities think the cameras will be helpful in responding to emergencies and gathering crime-fighting evidence, some folks aren’t happy that the public is under surveillance, so to speak. Vote in our poll on the issue of privacy.

What happened inside the Munchbar the night a Seattle man was killed? That’s yet to be determined, but KING5 has the 911 tapes from the night DeShawn Milliken was shot to death in the crowded bar at Bellevue Square on Christmas Eve. The shooting followed an argument and a fight. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones was arrested several days later in Tukwila and charged in the shooting.

Weather: Sunny tomorrow. Temperatures in the low 50s. Yeah, baby!

A wolverine captured by a remote camera in the Upper Icicle Creek Valley south of Highway 2 in Eastern Washington. (Photo courtesy of Conservation Northwest)

Wolverines on the comeback? The state is trying to make that happen and Seattle Times staff reporter Lynda Mapes tells us about it in her story today. That’s all well and good, but judged by the photo here, wolverines, also known as mountain devils, can sure look mean … (Reminds us of, you know, the honey badger … OK, maybe not.)

Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:

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  3. Why I am not having kids | Sharon Pian Chan / Times editorial columnist
  4. Chicago teen who performed at inaugural gunned down
  5. Negotiators talking to Ala. captor through pipe

Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or nprovenza@seattletimes.com

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