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Published: Friday, October 14, 2011, 2:22 p.m.

Suspect in Pedersen killings: 'This is what I was born to do'

  • Yuba County Jail booking photo of Holly Grigsby.

    Yuba County Jail booking photo of Holly Grigsby.

The white supremacist woman facing capital murder charges connected to an Everett double killing reportedly is bragging that she helped end four lives in three states to send a message.

Holly Ann Grigsby, 24, said that the violence aimed to inspire other white supremacists, according to a story published Friday in the Marysville, Calif.-based Appeal-Democrat newspaper.

"I'm hoping the sacrifice we have made will open some people's eyes and they will wake up and hear the call. It's not as hard as they think," Grigsby was quoted as telling a reporter during a jailhouse interview.

"This is what I was born to do," Grigsby allegedly added.

Grigsby and her boyfriend, David "Joey" Pedersen, are both locked up without bail in the Yuba County, Calif. jail. The pair are awaiting extradition to Everett, where they were charged this week with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder.

Pedersen and Grigsby are accused of killing Pedersen's father, David "Red" Pedersen, 56, and his wife Leslie "DeeDee" Pedersen, 69, last month in Everett. Prosecutors say the slayings were committed during a robbery.

Grigsby allegedly told authorities during a five-hour interview that Pedersen planned to kill his estranged father because of allegations that the elder Pedersen had molested family members.

Everett police said those allegations have not been proven.

The couple allegedly headed into Oregon, where they allegedly have admitted shooting Cody Myers, 19, because they thought he was Jewish, according to court documents. He was a devout Christian.

They also are suspects in the shooting death of Reginald Clark, 53. Clark, who is black, was found dead inside his pickup truck in Eureka, Calif., a couple days after Pedersen and Grigsby were arrested about 50 miles north of Sacramento, Calif.

The Herald's Diana Hefley is preparing a story updating the case. Among other things, she spoke with California authorities, who continue to investigate the Clark killing.

Eureka Police Detective Ronald Harpham and his partner interviewed Grigsby on Saturday after learning that she and Pedersen reportedly were taking credit for killing Clark.

"Much of what she said to us, she said to the reporter," Harpham said Friday.
Story tags » EverettProsecutionHomicideRobbery

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