No death penalty for WA woman in NW murder spree

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – A county prosecutor in Washington state won’t seek the death penalty against Holly Grigsby, who along with her boyfriend, is charged with going on a killing spree that left four people dead in Washington, Oregon and California. In a statement Friday, Snohomish County prosecutor Mark Roe says the killing spree was led by David “Joey” Pedersen. He says that while Grigsby’s alleged crimes “almost defy description” she didn’t have prior criminal history. Roe will seek life in prison for two first-degree murder charges. Grigsby and Pedersen, who have expressed white supremacist beliefs, is suspected of killing Pedersen’s father, David “Red” Pedersen and his wife Leslie last year in Everett, Wash., and, later, two other people, including a 19-year-old man they believed was Jewish.

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