Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

Topic: death penalty

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

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…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation slayings, death penalty, Joseph McEnroe

January 20, 2015 at 9:49 AM

Defense attorney: Monfort’s brain ‘went a little haywire’

Update at 2:35 p.m.: Veteran defense attorney Todd Gruenhagan told jurors about Monfort’s troubled childhood and his experiences being bullied as a mixed-race youth in Indiana and Alaska. Monfort was living in Los Angeles in 1991 when LAPD officers beat Rodney King, which marked the beginning of his obsession with instances of police brutality against the…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christopher Monfort, death penalty, King County Superior Court

January 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM

McEnroe ‘loved’ family he killed but was coerced, attorney says

Update at 2:40 p.m.: Joseph McEnroe’s defense attorney told jurors during his opening statement that McEnroe was coerced into killing the Anderson family by his mentally ill girlfriend. “Joe did love the Andersons; he loved Wayne and Judy. He really liked Michele’s niece and nephew and truly liked children, but over the years Michele would dominate Joe’s life,…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, Joseph McEnroe

January 16, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Trial to begin Tuesday for defendant in Carnation slayings

Opening statements in the death-penalty trial of Joseph McEnroe will be Tuesday after the state Supreme Court on Friday denied a defense request to postpone the trial until at least early February. McEnroe’s defense team had sought to delay the trial until the high court decides Feb. 3 whether to grant discretionary review of the trial judge’s…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, King County Superior C ourt

January 12, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Trial in Carnation slayings delayed again as Supreme Court grants stay

The state Supreme Court granted a temporary stay in the death-penalty trial of Joseph McEnroe late last week, postponing opening statements by at least a week and potentially into early February in a case that has already taken more than seven years to get to trial. Openings had been scheduled to begin Monday morning. McEnroe…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, Washington State Supreme Court

October 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing SPD officer

Jury selection is under way for the trial of Christopher Monfort, the man accused of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton and wounding a second officer on Halloween night 2009. Monfort, 46, has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He will be facing the death penalty if he’s convicted of the ambush slaying of Brenton. Dan Donohoe,…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christopher Monfort, death penalty, homicide

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…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation slayings, death penalty, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

September 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Judge declines to seal competency evaluation in Carnation slayings

A two-day hearing is under way in King County Superior Court to determine if Michele Anderson is mentally competent to stand trial, and potentially face the death penalty, for allegedly killing six members of her family on Christmas Eve 2007 in Carnation. Juror summonses have already been mailed out in the case of Anderson’s co-defendant, former…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation killings, death penalty, homicide

July 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Death penalty back on the table for Carnation defendants

The state Supreme Court unanimously reversed a King County Superior Court judge’s ruling that prosecutors had incorrectly sought the death penalty when they charged two former Carnation-area residents with killing a family on Christmas Eve 2007. In 1 1/2-page order, the court reversed Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell’s Jan. 31 ruling in the cases of defendants Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe that had taken the…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, Washington State Supreme Court

June 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM

State Supreme Court upholds death penalty for Dayva Cross

The Associated Press OLYMPIA  — The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Dayva Cross, who was sentenced to die for killing his wife and two of her daughters in 1999 in Snoqualmie. In a unanimous decision issued Thursday, the court dismissed several claims by Cross, including whether the admission of claims of guilt that Cross…

More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Dayva Cross, death penalty, Washington State Supreme Court

Next Page »