Death penalty hearing delayed for northwest killing spree suspects

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The death sentence hearing for the two northwest killing spree suspects has been delayed.


It was a request by Holly Grigsby’s lawyer. Now she and David Pedersen will have to wait until December 9th to hear if they will face capital punishment. It will give their attorney’s an extra month to build their presentations.


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will use the information from the hearing to determine whether or not to seek the death penalty. Holder must make that decision by February 7th.

The pair will be tried next summer. Pedersen and Grigsby were indicted for the murders of four people, including a Eureka man, in the fall of 2011.