Times: Legal costs near $7 million in 2007 Carnation murders

Times: Legal costs near $7 million in 2007 Carnation murders

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Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe

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by JENNIFER SULLIVAN / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:14 AM

Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe have been residents of King County Jail for nearly six years — far longer than any other inmate.

As the one-time couple await their respective trials that could result in the death penalty, the cost of their prosecution and defense continues to mount, a figure now approaching a combined $7 million.

And with no firm trial date in sight for either defendant, the expense of defending and prosecuting the pair in connection with the slayings of six members of Anderson’s family on Christmas Eve 2007 is the highest in preparing for a potential death-penalty case since the $12 million cost of investigating and prosecuting Green River killer Gary L. Ridgway, the most expensive in county history.

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