White supremacist sentenced for carjacking deaths

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File - In these Oct. 6, 2011, booking photos released by the Oregon State Police, shows David Joseph Pedersen. The Lincoln County district attorney says he plans to prosecute a couple accused of a killing a man near Toledo, although at least one suspect already faces a life sentence in Washington. Rob Bovett says he'll extradite David "Joey" Pedersen and Holly Grigsby to face trial in the shooting death of 19-year-old Cody Myers of Lafayette. (AP Photo/Yuma County, California Sheriff's Office, File)
David "Joey" Pedersen, left, talks with public defender Benjamin Wirtschafter during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 where Pedersen, 31, and his girlfriend Holly Grigsby, 24, waived their right to an extradition hearing. The couple will be returned to Washington state within a month to face charges related to the death of Pedersen's father, who had been shot, and stepmother, who had her throat slit. In interviews with police and a reporter, the pair acknowledged killing a man in Oregon they thought was Jewish and a black man in California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2011, file photo, David "Joey" Pedersen, 31, waits during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif. Pederson's murderous crime spree through Washington, Oregon and California with girlfriend Holly Grisby, is one of Oregon's top 2011 stories.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
Holly Grigsby exchanges glances with her boyfriend, David "Joey" Pedersen, during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 where Pedersen, 31, and Grigsby, 24, waived their right to an extradition hearing. The couple will be returned to Washington state within a month to face charges related to the death of Pedersen's father, who had been shot, and stepmother, who had her throat slit. In interviews with police and a reporter, the pair acknowledged killing a man in Oregon they thought was Jewish and a black man in California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
David "Joey" Pedersen, 31, center, talks with public defender Benjamin Wirtschafter as Pedersen's girlfriend, Holly Grigsby, 24, left, looks on during an appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 where the couple waived their right to an extradition hearing. The couple will be returned to Washington state within a month to face charges related to the death of Pedersen's father, who had been shot, and stepmother, who had her throat slit. In interviews with police and a reporter, the pair acknowledged killing a man in Oregon they thought was Jewish and a black man in California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
File - In these Oct. 6, 2011, booking photos released by the Oregon State Police, shows Holly Grigsby. The Lincoln County district attorney says he plans to prosecute a couple accused of a killing a man near Toledo, although at least one suspect already faces a life sentence in Washington. Rob Bovett says he'll extradite David "Joey" Pedersen and Holly Grigsby to face trial in the shooting death of 19-year-old Cody Myers of Lafayette. (AP Photo/Yuma County, California Sheriff's Office, File)
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By STEVEN DUBOIS

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - White supremacist David "Joey" Pedersen (PED-er-sun) has been sentenced to life in prison for the carjacking murders of an Oregon teenager he mistakenly thought was Jewish and of a black man in Northern California.

Pedersen told those in the Portland federal courtroom that Monday's sentencing was "rather anti-climactic," because he had already been sentenced to life in prison in Washington state for the deaths of his father and stepmother.

Pedersen and his girlfriend, Holly Grigsby, committed the multistate crime rampage during nine days in 2011. Grigsby was sentenced to life in prison last month.

Pedersen made a lengthy statement to the court in which he blasted police, prosecutors and American foreign policy. His sister, Holly Perez, shouted at him to "shut up."

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