SEATTLE (AP) — Washington authorities plan to extradite a man caught in Oregon who's suspected of killing his grandparents after they picked him up from prison and hosted a welcome home party for him.
King County prosecutors in Seattle expect to file charges against Michael Chadd Boysen, spokesman Dan Donohoe said Wednesday.
Boysen, 26, is accused of killing Robert R. Taylor, 82, and Norma J. Taylor, 80, after they welcomed him to their Renton home after his release from prison Friday.
He was held on a no-bail warrant from the Washington Department of Corrections for violating terms of his release, Donohoe said.
Boysen remains at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore., in serious condition, spokeswoman Amber Shoebridge said Wednesday. He had been in critical condition after he was found with self-inflicted cuts Tuesday evening when police stormed an Oregon coast motel room to arrest him.
Investigators don't know why he went to Lincoln City, Ore., said King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West. They also don't know what might have motivated the killing of his grandparents.
The King County medical examiner's office likely will release information Thursday about how the couple died, West said.
Officials believe the Taylors were killed Saturday. Their bodies were found by Boysen's mother when she went to check on her parents.
Detectives have determined that Boysen checked in under his own name and spent Saturday night at a motel in the south Seattle suburb of Tukwila, not far from his grandparents' home, West said.
On Monday, Boysen checked in to the WestShore OceanFront Suites in Lincoln City — again under his own name. Early Tuesday morning, a motel employee alerted police after recognizing his name and face on a TV news show.
King County sheriff's detectives say Oregon State Police found the Taylors' missing car Tuesday in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Salem, Ore. West says Boysen paid cash for a used Ford Taurus at a nearby used car lot.
In Lincoln City, motel co-manager Leah Kallimanis recalls Boysen as chatty and friendly when he checked in, paying with cash and showing his identification. He said he was on a road trip and registered that he was driving a Taurus.