Morbidology the Podcast – 79: Carnation Christmas Murders

Podcast released on: 21st December 2020

As families all across the world were winding down after Christmas of 2007, a grisly crime scene was being unfolded in Carnation, the aftermath of which would completely destroy generations of one family.


Carnation is a small town of just under 2,000 people, around 25 miles east of Seattle. It is a sleepy community where ponies and goats can often be spotted grazing along main thoroughfares and where store clerks know everybody’s name. It’s the kind of town that people go to live for a quiet and rural lifestyle. As families all across the world were winding down after Christmas of 2007, a grisly crime scene was being unfolded in Carnation, the aftermath of which would completely destroy generations of one family.

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Audio Sources:

“A Christmas Eve Nightmare”

“Michele Anderson Carnation Murders Sentencing 04/21/16”

“Joseph McEnroe Penalty Phase Day 1 Part 1”

“Joseph McEnroe Penalty Phase Day 2 Part 5”

“Two held after six people found dead at home”

Sources:

Valley Morning Star, 26 December 2007 – “2 Arrested in Deaths of 6 People”

The Seattle Times, 27 December, 2007 – “Money May Be Motive in Christmas Eve Killings”

Agence France-Presse, 28 December, 2007 – “Couple Charges with Six Murders in Washington”

The Associated Press, 28 December, 2007 – “2 Charged in Wash. Holiday Killings”

The Associated Press, 28 December, 2007 – “Carnation Victims Remembered as Close-Knit”

The Associated Press, 28 December, 2007 – “Sheriff Calls for Investigation of Response to Carnation 911 Call”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 28 December, 2007 – “Young Family Shot to Cover Up Crime”

The Associated Press, 29 December, 2007 – “Suspect in Killing Says He’s Sorry”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 29 December, 2007 – “Neighbors Remember Couple as Paranoid and Withdrawn”

The Seattle Times, 30 December, 2007 – “Community Struggles to Cope”

The Associated Press, 31 December, 2007 – “Candles, Prayers for Slain WA Family”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11 January, 2008 – “Couple Plead Not Guilty”

The Seattle Times 20 January, 2008 – “Tears, Memories Fill Funeral for 6”

Seattle Post-Intelligener, 27 June, 2008 – “Suspect in Carnation Slayings Seek Death”

The Seattle Times, 28 June, 2008 – “Her Family Slain, She Seeks Execution”

The Seattle Times, 17 October, 2008 – “Carnation Killings”

The Seattle Times, 23 October, 2008 – “Defendant Wants New Lawyer”

The Seattle Times, 18 December, 2008 – “Lawyers Argue Against Death Penalty in Slayings”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 19 November, 2010 – “Defence Attorney in Slaying of Carnation Family Booted”

The Seattle Times, 2 June, 2010 – “Trial Prep Costs for Carnation Killings Hit $4.9 Million”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 8 January, 2014 – “Man Admits to Carnation Killings in Bid to Dodge Death Sentence”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 20 January, 2015 – “Man Killed Child in Mother’s Arms”

NBC – 5 KING, 21 January, 2015 – “Witness Waited 32 Minutes with 911”

The Seattle Times, 6 February, 2015 – “McEnroe Detailed Killings in Interview with Police”

CBS – 7 KIRO 25 February, 2015 – “Accused Killer Michele Anderson: “Yes it was premeditated”

NBS – 5 KING, 25 February, 2015 – “Confused Confession Played in Carnation Murder Trial”

CBS – 7 KIRO, 26 February 2015 – “Ex-Boyfriend Testifies”

CBS – 7 KIRO, 11 March, 2015 – “It Was Survival Mode”

The Seattle Times, 12 March, 2015 – “McEnroe Powerless to Defy his Controlling Girlfriend”

CBS – 7 KIRO, 31 March, 2015 – “Impact of Carnation Massacre”

NBC – % KING, 31 March, 2015 – “Defence Fights to Save Carnation Killer’s Life”

NBC – 5 KING, 2 April, 2015 – “Carnation Killer Testifies in Bid to Avoid Death Penalty”

Associated Press, 7 April, 2015 – “Man Tells Jury Co-Defendant Turned Him into Attack Dog”

CBS – 7 KIRO, 14 April, 2015 – “If You Want to Kill Me, Go Ahead”

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