DAVID PEDERSEN: Grigsby Should be Let off for Northwest Killing-Spree Murders
Northwest Killing Spree suspect David “Joey” Pedersen is now telling media he’s “ready to die,” and that fellow suspect Holly Grigsby shouldn’t be prosecuted for the string of murders. Pedersen and his girlfriend Grigsby are accused of a string of four murders, the last, in Eureka in the fall of 2011. Pedersen spilled his views on his federal indictment for racketeering to an Oregon newspaper Monday night. He also disputed the indictment’s claim that he was part of a criminal organization, saying he acted alone. That’s why he says he wants Grigsby released. Pedersen is currently serving two life sentences for the first 2 of the 4 murders, for which he’s facing the death penalty. The couple is awaiting trial in Oregon for the racketeering charges brought by federal authorities on the premise the killing-spree was driven by white supremacist views. Pedersen also says he will not plead guilty to any conspiracy charges when the case goes to trial. A date will be set in mid July.