Woman gets life without parole for killing 6 family members

A Seattle judge has sentenced a woman to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing six of her family members on Christmas Eve 2007.

Michele Anderson was convicted in March of six counts of first-degree aggravated murder. Life without parole was the only sentence she could receive after prosecutors removed capital punishment as an option.

She and her former boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe, were charged with shooting to death her parents, brother, sister-in-law, 5-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew.

KOMO-TV reports (http://is.gd/wFaets ) that the 37-year-old Anderson didn't speak at her sentencing Thursday.

McEnroe is already serving six life sentences in the slayings. Prosecutors didn't pursue the death penalty against Anderson after a jury declined to send McEnroe to death row.

Both have said they will appeal their convictions.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/