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February 9, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Jurors again hear taped confession in Carnation murder trial

Jurors in Joseph McEnroe’s aggravated murder trial on Monday resumed listening to the taped confession made two days after six members of a family were found shot to death in a rural Carnation home on Christmas Eve 2007. On the tape, McEnroe can be heard calmly describing the slayings of his then-girlfriend’s family and how he and Michele Anderson hid the bodies…

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January 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

‘There’s been a murder’: Woman describes discovering Carnation victims

Update at 2:53 p.m.: A King County sheriff’s deputy who responded to Wayne and Judy Anderson’s rural Carnation home after a 911 hang-up call, believed to have been placed by one of the six murder victims, explained to jurors Wednesday why he didn’t go onto the Anderson’s property. Deputy Ron Harrington said he thought he was…

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September 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Carnation defendant competency ruling not expected for 2 weeks

What was supposed to be a two-day hearing to determine if Michele Anderson is competent to stand trial and potentially face the death penalty in the alleged killings of six family members in 2007 has morphed into a multi-day affair, with a ruling from the trial judge not expected for at least two…

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September 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Defense wants Supreme Court to reconsider ruling in Carnation slayings

Defense lawyers representing a former couple charged with killing six people in Carnation on Christmas Eve 2007 plan to ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its recent decision that has reinstated the death penalty as a possible sentence for the accused killers. Colleen O’Connor, who is representing Michele Anderson, said this morning she and the defense…

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September 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Decision to seek death penalty upheld in case of accused Carnation killers

The state Supreme Court has ruled that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg did not err when he decided to seek the death penalty against a former couple in connection with the Christmas Eve 2007 slayings of six people in Carnation. Justices, in their ruling, ordered the trials of Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe to…

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August 6, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Woman accused of killing 6 relatives won’t get TV, radio in jail cell

A King County Superior Court judge this morning denied a defense motion from attorneys representing Michele Anderson to provide her with a TV or radio and an extra hour out of her jail cell each day. Anderson, who has been in administrative segregation for the majority of her time awaiting trial in the Christmas Eve…

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March 8, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Supreme Court will hear death-penalty appeal in Carnation homicide case

The state Supreme Court said it will hear an appeal filed by the King County Prosecutor’s Office after a judge tossed out the death penalty in the case of a former couple accused of killing six people on Christmas Eve 2007. The high court said it will hear arguments in the case on May 9. The trials of Joseph…

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February 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM

State Supreme Court to review death penalty ruling in Carnation case

The state Supreme Court will review last week’s ruling by a King County Superior Court judge that bars prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against a man and woman accused of killing a family of six on Christmas Eve 2007 in Carnation. The King County Prosecutor’s Office on Monday appealed the decision by Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell to the state…

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February 1, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Prosecutor to seek emergency review of decision barring death penalty in Carnation slayings

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will seek an emergency appellate review of yesterday’s decision by a King County judge who ruled prosecutors can’t  seek the death penalty against two people accused of killing six members of a Carnation family in 2007. “The court ruled that the Prosecuting Attorney improperly considered the strength of the evidence…

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