SEATTLE, Wash. - A woman and her boyfriend admitted to methodically gunning down her parents and four other family members in rural Washington on Christmas Eve, according to police affidavits filed in court yesterday.
Michele Anderson, 29, and Joe McEnroe, 29, were ordered held without bail after a court appearance. The county prosecutor's office expects to have a decision regarding charges today.
McEnroe and Anderson shot her parents, Wayne and Judy Anderson, using large-caliber pistols and dragged the bodies to a shed, authorities said.
Shortly after, the Andersons' son, Scott; his wife, Erica; and children Olivia, 6, and Nathan, 3, arrived for a Christmas Eve visit. "Knowing that Scott and his family were potential witnesses, Joe and Michele shot them," sheriff's Detective John Pavlovich wrote.
The couple, who had been together for six years, lived in a trailer about 200 yards from her parents' house.
Ben Anderson, who said he was the Anderson's grandson, suspected that money might have been a factor in the deaths.
"She felt she wasn't loved enough and everyone didn't appreciate her and she was pushed out of everyone's life," he said, referring to Michele Anderson. *