As promised, the King County prosecutor has appealed a decision that could take the death penalty off the table for two Carnation residents accused of killing four adults and two children in a Christmas Eve massacre.
The costs of Michele Anderson's and Joseph McEnroe's murder cases continue to climb for taxpayers, and one defense attorney blames the prosecutor. The two are accused of murdering six members of Anderson's family on Christmas Eve.
Michele Anderson has said she hopes to be executed for the slaughter of six of her family members, including two young children, on Christmas Eve last year. Now that she might get that chance, her lawyer says she no longer wants it.
Prosecutor Dan Satterberg extended the deadline from Sept. 22 to Oct. 20 at the request of defense attorneys Stephan Illa and Lisa Mulligan, who said they needed more time to prepare the mitigation package to be submitted to the prosecutor.
There are only about three dozen attorneys in the state who are legally qualified to take on a death penalty case. Among those state defenders, not one was willing to defend Michele Anderson. As a result she is now being represented by private attorneys.
Michelle Anderson's previous attorneys asked to step down after Anderson called KOMO News to confess to killing six family members in Carnation. She said she wants a lawyer who will let her seek the death penalty.
On Monday public defenders Cindy Arends and Kevin Dolan said they no longer wished to act as Michele Anderson's attorneys. Calling Anderson mentally ill, the two said they did not want to participate in her suicide mission to receive the death penalty.
Just days away from her public defenders asking the judge for a life sentence on her behalf, Michele Anderson decided telling her story may be the only way to guarantee the death penalty for herself. "I've been through a lot my whole life, and my...
Michele Anderson, who is accused of killing six members of her family on Christmas Eve, claims she committed other crimes. But she said she cannot discuss the details of those crimes until her public defenders are taken off of her case and she is...
Michele Anderson pleaded not guilty to shooting and killing six members of her family with the help of her then-boyfriend Joseph McEnroe on Christmas Eve 2007. But she contacted KOMO News from inside the King County Jail on Wednesday, claiming she...
A woman accused of killing six members of her Carnation family on Christmas Eve 2006 will be evaluated to determine whether she's mentally fit to face the charges against her. Two mental health professionals will assess the mental state of 29-year-old Michele Anderson.
Michelle K. Anderson and Joseph Thomas McEnroe entered the pleas Thursday to six counts of aggravated first-degree murder. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is still deciding whether to seek the death penalty if they are convicted.
Hundreds gathered in Black Diamond on Wednesday night at the school 5-year-old Olivia Anderson attended before she was shot to death on Christmas Eve along with her brother, her parents and her grandparents inside a Carnation home.