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Mother of man accused of killing grandparents talks of her son

SEATTLE — The mother of 26-year-old Michael “Chadd” Boysen, suspected of killing his grandparents sometime late Friday or early Saturday in the Fairwood Neighborhood of Renton, spoke publicly Thursday about her son.

Boysen photo 2Sheriff John Urquhart said the six-time convicted felon was released from prison Friday morning and picked up by his grandparents.  The couple, who had been married for almost 60 years, held a welcome-home party for their grandson.

Investigators believe that shortly after the last guest went home, Boysen killed Norma and Robert Taylor and took off in their red 2001 Chrysler 300.

“This is an exceedingly heinous crime any way you look at it, and I think the risk that’s out there is extreme right now,” Urquhart said.

Police in Lincoln City, Ore., arrested Boysen on Tuesday following a day-long standoff.

Officers took Boysen, 26, into custody around 7 p.m. at the Westshore Oceanfront Motel. Police surrounded Boysen Tuesday night, and he was found in a motel room suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. He was taken away from the motel in an ambulance and later flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

He is in critical condition.

A clerk at the motel alerted police to Boysen’s presence Tuesday morning after he checked into Monday night — he used his real name and driver’s license when checking in.


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36 Comments to “Mother of man accused of killing grandparents talks of her son”

    Block Watcher said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Didn't the three strikes law apply to this SOB? Why was he released from jail to commit more crime?

    guest said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    fairwood not fairview don't news stations have proof-readers?

      Cyn said:
      March 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      It is Fairwood.

      Mike Hunt said:
      March 12, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      not at Q13Fox. They did a story about a man overdosing on Brussel Sprouts, and the images (about 10) shown during the story on the news were of BEAN SPOUTS.

    Ryan said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    what a loser man child…"after I get out, my grandparents are throwing a party for me then I get to kill 'em! thanks warden!!"

      Guest said:
      March 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM

      Are you a criminal too?

      Fairfax356 said:
      March 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM

      You are the idiot. Ryan was suggesting that the crazy guy was saying thanks to the warden because he was glad to be let out, not implying that the warden did something he shouldn't have done.

    linda said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I have a feeling with the budget cuts we will see more of these kind of people being released. It is unfortunate and sad that things have come to this.

      Marty said:
      March 12, 2013 at 4:28 AM

      Your kidding, right? STATE inmate released from STATE prison where he was for violating STATE law and the FEDERAL sequester caused this? If ignorance is bliss you must be the happiest person on the planet. Our Republic is in seriouss jeopardy.

    Donald said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Wow and State law makers want to abolish the death penalty so these assholes can live after killing people.

    Ernie said:
    March 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    If they hang murderers instead of endless appeals and prison, the legal profession loses money. Wouldn't need as many cops and judges as well. The politicians are just taking care of their own. It's -our- fault they're able to. I find the comment by Seattle's finest about no-ID gun shows interesting–I seem to recall every time I've ever bought a gun they've required a bunch of paper work establishing who I am. If I sell it to somebody and they commit a crime with it, I can be held liable for it. Been that way a long time. I can't recall -any- gun show and only one personal sell where picture ID wasn't required and it was because the participants knew each other well. Sounds like some reporter or a liberal cop trying to push gun control again.

      Eric said:
      March 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Yeah, why bother making sure that someone on death row is guilty? Anyone who wants to do that must be a lawyer out for money!

      Also, I love the logic that because you've never been to a no-ID gun show, that means there's no chance of this guy buying a gun at a gun show.

    Jiller76 said:
    March 12, 2013 at 2:38 AM


    Marty said:
    March 12, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    “The other possibility as we all know is that he could buy a weapon from Craigslist.”
    Did I miss the change in Craigslist's policy that has been in effect since Craigslist began that prevents gun sales on their websites? Ever tried to place a firearms ad on Craigslist? Come on Sheriff Urguhart try to sound smarter than the crimminal.

    Dapandico said:
    March 12, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    I doubt he is going to buy "guns" but thanks anyway for keeping the anti gun narrative going.

    OkBluzman79 said:
    March 12, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    My God. How could anyone do something like this to two people who obviously love you so much and reach out to help you like this man's grandparents did?

    If you're reading this, Chadd, do the right thing. No, I'm not talking about turning yourself in either. Go apologize to your grandparents in person.

      Brooklyn B Girl said:
      March 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      That's what sociopath's do.

    triceinwashoe said:
    March 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Poor grandparents. Trying so hard. Evil or sociopathy in a young family member is often hard to see.

    Jesus said:
    March 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    I'm certainly not a proponent of complete legalization of hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, meth, etc, however, if they were decriminalized, would there be all of these oxycontin addicts robbing and killing pharmacists, and other criminal elements of murder, stabbings, robberies, etc that result in so many random crimes to support the illegal habits? If heroin was not against the law and it cost $5, it would be unlikely that people would be selling their prescription drugs for $50 each or smoking their pills or robbing pharmacies. If meth was $5, people wouldn't be blowing up their house with their babies in the bedroom inhaling the fumes and killing them even if the house doesn't explode. The war on drugs has become a war on humanity!

      Linda said:
      March 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Than all we would be doing is paying for all the health care problems that follow addiction, not to mention the drug induced crimes, DUI's, OD's and asssualts.

        Jen said:
        March 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        We already do. Better to make them legal then treat it as a public health problem (which it is) and actually HELP people than just housing them in prison for a short time.

      ilovetrash said:
      March 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM


      i'm just gonna throw out two things:
      1/ the decriminalization process needs to include ways for people to get the stuff–whatever it is–prescribed to them. it needs to be clean, it needs to be standardized, it needs to work properly. & the people who receive whichever drug they get need to come in regularly to be reassessed. that way, if something goes wrong it can be stopped immediately. as per: if people are still out there dealing, then those dealers can be given longer & more appropriate sentences. take the money we use foolishly now–for putting a rondelay of addicts & low-end dealers into prison over & over & over & over &, instead, apply it in this manner &, so help me, the country might finally heal.

      the lack of compassion in this country over the last three decades, say, always astounds me. was the fallout from the civil rights movement[s] so terrible that we had to become vicious senseless people for ages afterward?

      2/ very minor: it's hard to believe all this guy is, is an oxy addict. he shouldnt be shooting people who care about him over opiates. he should be passed out. theres more to this story than meets the everlovin eye. as ever.

      the war on drugs makes victims of us all. i'm as concerned about the families of addicts–people who get victimized repeatedly & heartwrenchingly–as i am about the addicts themselves. [see, obviously, the abovenoted story.] & i havent even begun to consider crimes of opportunity done to strangers in the service of stealing objects to trade for dope. or the occasional casualties, by which i mean deaths, that occur when the unknowing somehow find their way in the paths of the desperate. how can we possibly consider what we are doing is correct when all of these things still happen?

    Sherrie said:
    March 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    So sorry for the entire family, including Chadd, who will "pay" heavily for his actions i n this life and the next. We know a daughter, Chadd's aunt and her family, here in Utah. They are good, kind people. My heart goes out to all of the family. This obviously isn't the first time this family has had pain caused by this grandson. His parents must have gone through many nights, crying, worrying, praying and wanting to do something to help their son. And now they are mourning the lose of their parents. So, so sad.

    PRO said:
    March 15, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    The solution to the problem of these types of people is to have the mother tested when she becomes pregnant. Abort if you find out you are going to conceive a lunatic! Would you not like to know if your child was going to have these types of behaviors? Use DNA to test. It can be done. How many do we want running around? How much money do we want to spend? How many times do we want to see this on the news? Sorry people, but, I bet you don't want that many lunies out there.

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