- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The case of Joseph McEnroe is in the hands of a Seattle jury. McEnroe is accused along with his former girlfriend of killing six members of her family on Christmas Eve 2007.

Jurors began their deliberations Tuesday.

King County Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole told jurors in closing arguments Monday that the rampage in Carnation, east of Seattle, was well-planned and clearly premeditated.

The Seattle Times reported that O’Toole urged jurors to convict McEnroe of six counts of aggravated first-degree murder, a verdict that could result in the death penalty.

Defense attorney Leo Hamaji hasn’t disputed McEnroe’s role in the killings. But he argues that McEnroe was coerced by his former girlfriend, Michele Anderson, into the killings.

McEnroe and Anderson are accused of shooting her parents, brother, sister-in-law, 5-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew.

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