Joseph McEnroe grants jailhouse interview to newspaper - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Joseph McEnroe grants jailhouse interview to newspaper

SEATTLE, Wash. - In an interview with The Seattle Times at the King County Jail in Seattle Friday afternoon, 29-year-old Joseph McEnroe said he's sorry six members of the Anderson family are dead. He also said he regrets cutting contact with his own family.

Although McEnroe refused to talk to the newspaper about what happened on Christmas Eve at a rural home near Carnation.

McEnroe and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Michele Anderson, were charged Friday by King County prosecutors with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of Michele Anderson's parents, her brother, her sister-in-law and that couple's two young children.

Of the victims, McEnroe told The Seattle Times: "I'm sorry that they're gone. They were my family, too, you know? I hope wherever they're at, they're at peace. That's all I'm going to say about them."

McEnroe says he stopped talking to his own family in Minneapolis and California five years ago after a financial dispute with his mother. He says he now realizes how much ne needs his own family, saying, "You never really realize what life is worth until something like this happens."

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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