- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Now it’s up to jurors in Seattle to decide whether a man convicted of killing six members of a Carnation, Washington, family on Christmas Eve 2007 should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.

Jurors are scheduled to begin their penalty deliberations Thursday.

In closing arguments Wednesday in the penalty phase of Joseph McEnroe’s aggravated murder trial, King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole argued for the death penalty. The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/3ZO9M3 ) the 36-year-old defendant shook, twitched, sweated and appeared to be crying.

The defense painted McEnroe as the victim of a manipulative woman who coerced him into murdering her family. Prosecutors say McEnroe and his then-girlfriend, Michele Anderson, killed six members of her family. He was convicted in March.

Michele Anderson’s trial is scheduled this fall.

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


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