Accused man writes he targeted 'non-white' CA man
Friday, October 21, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregonian reports it received a letter Thursday from David Joseph Pedersen who is accused with his girlfriend of killing four people in a crime spree through Washington, Oregon and California.
The newspaper reports Pedersen explained a racist motive for killing an Eureka, Calif, man, Reginald Alan Clark, a 53-year-old black.
They intended to take his car and, Pedersen writes, they decided to "kill two birds with one stone so to speak and target a non-white."
Pedersen and Holly Grigsby also are accused of killing a 19-year-old in Oregon and taking his car. They also are charged with murder in the deaths of Pedersen's father and stepmother in Everett, Wash.
Pedersen and Grigsby pleaded not guilty to those deaths Wednesday in Everett where they remain in jail.