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White supremacist sentenced for Lincoln County carjacking murder

Modified: Monday, Aug 4th, 2014

A white supremacist was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the carjacking murder of man in Lincoln County.

David Joseph Pedersen was sanctioned at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Portland for the murder of Cody Myers, 19, of Lafayette.

Myers was killed in October 2011. Pedersen, who was also sentenced Monday to life in prison for killing a black man in Northern California in October 2011, apparently murdered Myers because he thought he was Jewish.

Myers was shot and killed after giving Pedersen, and his accomplice, Holly Ann Grigsby, a ride in the Newport area on Oct. 1. Myers was in town for the Jazz at Newport festival at the time he encountered Pedersen and Grigsby.

Grigsby was sentenced last month to life in prison for her role in the murders.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

For the complete article see the 08-06-2014 issue.

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