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October 2, 2013 at 9:24 PM
PORTLAND — A federal judge in Portland has delayed the trial of a couple accused in a Northwest crime spree that claimed four lives.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty decided to postpone the trial of David “Joey” Pedersen and Holly Ann Grigsby two more months, from May 5 to July 7 next year.
The Oregonian reports Grigsby’s lawyers also asked for another delay. They want the judge to postpone until next year hearings that will determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder pursues the death penalty. The judge said he would decide on that request by Monday.
Pedersen and Grigsby are accused of a white-supremacist conspiracy in the 2011 killing of an Oregon man, a California man and Pedersen’s father and stepmother, Red and Dee Dee Pedersen of Everett.
August 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM
A 25-year-old Portland woman has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in a Northwest crime spree that claimed four lives.
The Oregonian reports that Holly Ann Grigsby was arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland. A grand jury indictment accuses Grigsby and 32-year-old David “Joey” Pedersen of Salem of promoting and funding a movement to “purify” and “preserve” the white race through murder.
They are charged in the killing, kidnapping and robbery of four people last fall: Pedersen’s father, David “Red” Pedersen, and stepmother, Leslie “DeeDee” Pedersen, on Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash.; Cody Myers, a 19-year-old from Oregon on Oct. 1; and Reginald Clark, 53, of Eureka, Calif., on Oct. 3.
Pedersen is already serving life without parole at the Monroe, Wash., Correctional Complex after pleading guilty to the slayings of his father and his stepmother. He is expected to be arraigned on the federal charges next month.
March 16, 2012 at 11:43 PM
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — David “Joey” Pedersen has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences after he pleaded guilty to killing his father and his stepmother in a deadly crime spree through Washington, Oregon and California.
Pedersen had pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aggravated murder for killing his father, Red Pedersen, 53, and his wife, Leslie Pedersen, 69, in Everett at the end of September.
Before he was sentenced on Friday, Pederson, 31, offered to withdraw his guilty pleas if that would allow the judge to sentence him to death.
The Daily Herald ( http://is.gd/fJOYgQ ) reported that Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said her only option was to sentence him to the sole penalty available after prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.
Still facing trial is 25-year-old Holly Grigsby, Pedersen’s girlfriend, who is also charged with aggravated murder for the September killings.
Pedersen and Grigsby also face murder charges in Oregon and California. Federal prosecutors could consolidate the cases, and prosecute them as hate crimes.
In court Friday, Pedersen - who sports white supremacist tattoes – admitted to killing two people in Oregon and California – a teen who was shot because he had a “Jewish sounding” last name, and a disabled black man who Pedersen thought was a drug dealer.
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