Controversial Prosecutor Leaving High-Profile Murder Case

A King County deputy prosecutor who’s come under fire from the state Supreme Court and NAACP for making “blatant racist” remarks in a 2005 murder trial is leaving another high-profile case, several sources tell Seattlecrime.com.

According to sources, King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor James Konat will no longer be handling the prosecution of Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe, accused of killing six members of Anderson’s family at their Carnation home on Christmas Eve 2007.

It’s not clear when Konat is expected to leave the Carnation case, but he is scheduled to appear in court for arguments this week.

Konat’s departure from the case certainly makes sense, as he’s scheduled to go on leave in August.