Suspect writes he targeted 'non-white' Calif. man

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregonian newspaper reports it received a letter from one of the suspects in a Northwest killing spree indicating a racist motive in one of the slayings.

David Joseph Pedersen and girlfriend Holly Grigsby — both acknowledged white supremacists — are accused of killing four people in Washington, Oregon and California.

The newspaper reports Pedersen wrote about the killing of a 53-year-old Eureka, Calif., black man, Reginald Alan Clark. He said the couple intended to take Clark’s car and decided to “kill two birds with one stone so to speak and target a non-white.”

Pedersen and Grigsby also are accused of killing a 19-year-old man in Oregon and taking his car. And they are charged with killing Pedersen’s father and stepmother in Everett, Wash.

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