King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg says he won't seek the death penalty against a man charged with murdering his grandparents after they welcomed him home from prison.
Friday's announcement means that Michael Chadd Boysen will face life in prison without the possibility of parole if he's found guilty. He's charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated murder.
He's accused of strangling and robbing Robert and Norma Taylor in Renton last March. He was arrested three days later after a standoff at a Lincoln City, Ore., motel.
Prosecutor's office spokesman Dan Donohoe says the decision was reached after an extensive review of the case and consultation with the victims' family.
Boysen is due to stand trial in January of next year.