- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A man who is trying to persuade jurors to spare his life after they convicted him of killing six members of a Carnation, Washington, family has testified that his former girlfriend and co-defendant turned him into “an attack dog.”

On the witness stand Monday for a second day, Joseph McEnroe told the King County Superior Court jury that Michele Anderson bullied him and convinced him that her relatives had wronged her and that they were out to get the couple, so they had to be murdered.

The Seattle Times reports https://is.gd/IFbHep that as the 36-year-old man told jurors about killing one victim, Judy Anderson, he burst into tears and wrapped his arms around his head, jerking around and slamming into the microphone in front of him.

He also told the panel, “If you hate me, I hate me too.”

In this penalty phase of the trial, the jury will decide whether McEnroe should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole for the Christmas Eve 2007 murders.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


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