Death Penalty Decision Delayed In Carnation Killings

SEATTLE (AP) — The deadline has been postponed for a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the killing of six people in Carnation.

The new deadline for prosecutors to decide whether to seek the execution of Michele K. Anderson and Joseph Thomas McEnroe is May 2.

The two 29-year-olds are charged with aggravated murder in the shooting of Anderson’s parents, brother, sister-in-law and their two children on Christmas Eve in a dispute over money.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said in a news release Friday that lawyers for both sides agreed on the delay.

The charges were filed Dec. 28, and prosecutors have 30 days from then to decide whether to seek the death penalty unless an extension is granted.