SEATTLE — During cross-examination in the penalty phase of his Seattle trial, a man convicted of killing six members of a Carnation, Washington, family in 2007 snapped at a prosecutor, saying he didn't care if he was executed.
Joseph McEnroe has been trying to persuade jurors to spare his life. Under earlier questioning by his own lawyer, he testified that his former girlfriend and co-defendant Michele Anderson bullied him and convinced him that her relatives had wronged her and that they were out to get the couple, so they had to be murdered.
Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O'Toole rattled McEnroe on Tuesday by pointing out inconsistencies in his statements. That led the defendant to declare: "... Kill me. Go ahead. I don't care, OK?"
The King County Superior Court jury will decide whether McEnroe should be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.
McEnroe's cross-examination was expected to continue Wednesday.