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White supremacist sentenced to life for Lincoln County murder

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 6th, 2014

David Joseph 'Joey' Pedersen

A white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the carjacking murder of a man in Lincoln County during a multistate killing spree in the fall of 2011.

David Joseph “Joey” Pedersen, 34, of Portland, was sanctioned at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Portland before U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty. Pedersen was ordered to serve the life sentence for the October 2011 shooting and killing of Cody Myers, 19, of Lafayette.

He was also sentenced Monday to a second life term without release for the murder of a Northern California man during the crime spree. The sentences are to be served concurrently, federal authorities said.

An accomplice, Holly Ann Grigsby, 27, was sentenced last month to life in prison without release for her roles in the murders. Two other defendants were previously sentenced in connection with the crime spree.

“Justice has been served. Both these misguided killers will spend the rest of their lives in prison to account for these heinous murders,” said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall in a statement issued after Monday’s sentencing.

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