Feds: Couple killed to fuel 'white supremacist' campaign

Feds: Couple killed to fuel 'white supremacist' campaign
Cody Myers in an undated file photo.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A couple accused in a three-state Northwest killing spree last fall now face federal hate crime charges alleging they killed four people as part of a white supremacist campaign.  

Amanda Marshall, the U.S. attorney for Oregon, said Friday that a federal grand jury has indicted 32-year-old David "Joey" Pedersen and 25-year-old Holly Ann Grigsby on racketeering charges.  

She says they're accused of going on their rampage to promote a movement that would purify and preserve the white race.  

Pedersen has pleaded guilty in Washington state to killing his father and stepmother. He could face life in prison. Grigsby is awaiting trial.  

The other victims were an Oregon teenager, Cody Meyers of Oregon City, and a black man, Reginald Clark, in Northern California.

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FILE - These booking file photos provided by the Oregon State Police, on Oct. 6, 2011, show Holly Grigsby, left, and David Joseph Pedersen. Grigsby and Pedersen, accused of killing four people in a multistate crime spree last fall, have been indicted of federal racketeering charges alleging the rampage was part of a campaign to "purify" and "preserve" the white race, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, said Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Oregon State Police, File)