Thursday, December 27, 2007

I thought so

CARNATION, Wash. - Two people were arrested Wednesday evening after the bodies of six people were found earlier in the day at a rural property east of Seattle, a sheriff's sergeant said.

One of two suspects in the slayings of six people near Carnation that occurred in the afternoon of Christmas Eve is the daughter of the oldest victims, police said.

Family members said the six victims are Wayne and Judy Anderson, who own the property, their adult son Scott Anderson and his wife Erica of Black Diamond, and their 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.

The two suspects under arrest are Wayne and Judy's youngest daughter, 29-year-old Michelle Anderson, and her boyfriend who live on the property.

The pair came to the crime scene after investigators arrived there this morning, were questioned by investigators, then arrested shortly after 4 p.m.

Both were booked into the King County Jail Wednesday evening. Sources said both suspects admitted to the murders independently. There is no indication of drug or alcohol use and so far, the murder weapon has not been found.

Investigators had not determined a motive for the deaths, but a family member said there had been tension between Michelle and the family for years.

I wish I could say that this was a surprise. Mom and dad have a daughter who turns out to be white trash but they still love her so they let her and her white trash boyfriend live on their property rent free (I'll bet big bucks they were parking an old single-wide there). Then one day the pair decide that they are tired of being looked down on by better off family members who just got lucky in life (by doing things like staying in school and showing up for work sober and on time) and decided to get even.

Of course getting some extra cash for drugs might well have figured into the mix as well. However if the motive had been only cash they could have gone to the next town and robbed a gas station with far less chance of being caught.

This was mostly the hate that those who have screwed up their own lives tend to feel for those who haven't.