The lawyers for Michael Chadd Boysen blame conditions in the King County Jail where he has been strapped down for long periods to prevent him from repeating suicide attempts. The lawyers say Boysen is "volunteering for execution."
The Seattle Times reports King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is deciding whether to seek the death penalty or life in prison without parole for the 27-year-old.
He's accused of strangling and robbing Robert and Norma Taylor in Renton last March after they welcomed him home from prison. He was arrested three days later after a standoff at a Lincoln City, Ore., motel.
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