State's mass slayings
Tuesday's slayings of six people in Skagit County is the state's worst mass slaying since six members of the same family were killed on Dec. 24, 2007, in a Carnation home.
Tuesday's slayings of six people in Skagit County is the state's worst mass slaying since six members of the same family were killed on Dec. 24, 2007, in a Carnation home. Michele Anderson and her former boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe, are each charged with six counts of aggravated murder in the fatal shootings of her parents, her brother and his wife, and the couple's two children. Other mass slayings:
• On July 17, 2006, a Kirkland woman and her two children, ages 3 and 5, and the woman's sister were slain in her home. A neighbor, Conner Schierman, has been charged with the slayings and could face the death penalty if he is convicted.
• On March 25, 2006, Kyle Huff, 28, shot and killed six people and wounded two others in a house in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood before fatally shooting himself.
• In July 1998, five young men walked into the Trang Dai cafe in Tacoma and fired nearly 60 rounds of ammunition, killing five people and injuring five more in what were described as gang-related killings. Of the nine men charged in the case, two committed suicide, another was killed before trial, four pleaded guilty and two were convicted at trial.
• In September 1997, two people were killed and three injured in a drive-by shooting on the West Seattle Bridge. The two were changing a flat tire on their car while parked on the bridge when another car drove past and one of the occupants opened fire with an assault rifle. The car turned around and more shots, a total of 70, were fired. The shooter, Marvin Francisco, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole; the driver, Emerson Yumul, was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
• On Christmas Eve 1985, David Rice, 27, killed the Goldmark family — father, mother and their two children — by bludgeoning them with a steam iron in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood. Rice, now 49, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
• On Feb. 18, 1983, 13 people were slain during a robbery at the Wah Mee gambling parlor in Seattle's Chinatown International District. Two men Kwan Fai "Willie" Mak and Benjamin Ng are serving life sentences for the Wah Mee killings. A third man Tony Ng (no relation to Benjamin) was denied parole earlier this year.
Information is from Seattle Times archives.
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