Mental evaluation ordered in Carnation killings



SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has ordered another mental evaluation for a woman charged with aggravated murder in the killing of six family members on Christmas Eve 2007 in Carnation.

A King County Superior Court judge agreed Tuesday with the defense request for another evaluation for Michele Anderson who also was evaluated in 2008.

Anderson and her boyfriend Joseph McEnroe are both awaiting trial in the slayings of Anderson’s parents, her brother and his wife and their children, ages 5 and 3.

The Seattle Times also reports that during the hearing Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell announced that Scott O’Toole will take over as lead prosecutor in the case from James Konat. Konat was recently criticized by the state Supreme Court for using racially charged language in a 2007 trial.