Lindquist said Tuesday his office will recommend that 40-year-old Dean Holmes be sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Holmes pleaded guilty last week to two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife, Kristi Holmes, and their 11-year-old daughter, Violet. He told authorities that financial and marital issues led him to do it.
Lindquist said he weighed Holmes' remorse, quick pleas, lack of felony criminal history and the likelihood of the death penalty being upheld in making his decision not to seek capital punishment.
Holmes is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 7.
More Northwest Headlines
Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant 3:37 p.m. Lawsuit over lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet rejected 4:37 p.m. Court denies Medina millionaireís release from Montana jail Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to pork grows 4:38 p.m. Man arrested for slaying in Clarkston 3:03 p.m. Ecology to reassess water quality rule 3:02 p.m. 2 arrested in Portlandís drilling protest 3:02 p.m. Body found in duffel bag identified as Utah woman 3:00 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.