Grigsby, 25, and her boyfriend David “Joey” Pedersen (31), are “white
supremacists.” Pedersen, who has a long criminal record, prominently displays a
“SWP” white supremacy tattoo on his neck. Pedersen is the founder of a
white-supremacist prison gang, and he told Grigsby about his desire to start a
revolution with a killing rampage targeting Jewish leaders.
planned a series of murders starting with Peterson’s own relatives, which was
curtailed after four murders that were committed September 26 through October
victims wrere Pedersen’s father, David “Red” Pedersen, 56, and stepmother,
69-year-old Leslie “DeeDee” Pedersen, who were killed Sept. 26 in Everett,
Wash. On October 1, Cody Faye Myers, 19, of Lafayette, was shot to death near
Newport. On October 3, 53-year-old Reginald Alan Clark was killed in Eureka,
California. The pair financed their campaign with stolen credit cars and
couple said they killed Pedersen’s father because he molested two young
relatives and also killed his wife because she knew and still supported him.
She said she was in the passenger seat and took the steering wheel after her
boyfriend fired a shot to the back of his father, Red Petersen’s head. They
then drove to the Pedersens’ home in Everett. Grigsby said she herself slit
Leslie Pedersen’s throat, and they headed south in Red’s Jeep with his body inside.
After the crossed into Oregon they shot and killed 19-year-old Myers and stole
his car. They shot Myers, who was Christian, because his name sounded Jewish.
she was arrested, Grigsby said they were on their way to Sacramento to “kill
more Jews.” Grigsby and Pedersen were arrested outside Yuba City, California.
March, 2014 Grigsby pleaded guilty to racketeering charges connected to the
four killings, and the plea agreement called for a life sentence with no chance
Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death — one
for the death of teenager Cody Myers on the Oregon coast and the other for the
killing of Reginald Clark in Eureka, Calif. He was sentenced to life in prison.
St. Estephe, Dec. 16, 2018; edited from various sources]
26, 2011 – David “Red” Pedersen, 56; 69-year-old Leslie “DeeDee” Pedersen,
killed, Everett, Wash.
1, 2011 – Cody Faye Myers (19), of Lafayette, shot to death near Newport.
3, 2011 – Reginald Alan Clark (53) killed, Eureka, Calif.
5, 2011 – Arrested.
23, 2012 – Grigsby faces 14 counts of racketeering, kidnapping, carjacking and
other charges related to the death of four people last September and October.
David “Joey” Pedersen, 32, of Salem, is also charged in the federal indictment
that was handed up by a grand jury last week.
15, 2014 – Sentenced
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