7 years later, trial to begin for man accused of killing Carnation family on Christmas Eve

SEATTLE (AP) — Seven years after six family members were killed in Carnation on Christmas Eve, a King County judge is nearly ready to begin hearing the case against one of the two people charged with six counts of aggravated first-degree murder.

The Seattle Times reports a jury has been chosen in the case against Joseph McEnroe, which is scheduled to begin with opening statements on Jan. 12.

McEnroe and his former girlfriend, Michele Anderson, are each charged with six counts of aggravated first-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 24, 2007, shooting deaths of Anderson's parents, brother, sister-in-law, 5-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew.

King County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell said in court earlier this week that jury selection has been a rigorous, grueling process.