March 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Man suspected of killing grandparents in Renton to be returned to Washington by Friday
Michael Chadd Boysen, the man accused of killing his grandparents inside their Renton home on March 9, will not fight returning to Washington.
Chad Lewis, spokesman for the Washington Department of Corrections, said Monday that Boysen will be back at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton by Friday. It’s there where a hearing will be held to determine how much time he will spend in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
Last Monday, DOC Secretary Bernie Warner issued an arrest warrant for Boysen, 26, because he had failed to report for substance-abuse treatment required under his release from prison.
Boysen’s grandparents picked him up at the Monroe Correctional Complex on March 8 after he served nine months of a 16-month sentence for a 2012 attempted residential-burglary conviction. The couple then took Boysen to check in with his probation officer and to get an identification card. They brought him home and hosted a welcome-back party attended by numerous other relatives. Family members told police that Boysen appeared to be in good spirits that night.
The bodies of Robert, 82, and Norma Taylor, 80, were found inside their home by the couple’s daughter, Melanie Taylor. The couple were strangled, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The slayings sparked a multistate manhunt that ended Tuesday when Boysen was arrested at a Lincoln City, Ore., motel after a nearly 10-hour standoff with police.
It’s unclear when King County prosecutors plan to charge Boysen in connection with the two slayings.
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