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Investigators: Two teens planned for a year to kill family

January 17, 1997 GMT

SEATTLE (AP) _ Two teen-agers accused of killing a friend, her parents and her sister told acquaintances of a murder plot up to a year earlier and even showed off the intended weapons, investigators say in court documents.

Alex Kevin Baranyi and David C. Anderson, both 17, are charged as adults with four counts of murder. Baranyi pleaded innocent Friday, and Anderson’s arraignment is Jan. 22. They were held on $10 million bail.

Court papers show Baranyi told police he’d been planning a slaying because he was ``in a rut.″

``The evidence suggests that the murders were committed for the sheer experience of killing,″ prosecutor Norm Maleng said earlier this week.

Documents filed Thursday say acquaintances of Baranyi and Anderson, inseparable friends, had heard the two say as much as a year earlier that they planned to kill William and Rosalie Wilson, and their daughters Kimberly Ann and Julia Jean.

Kimberly, 20, was found dead Jan. 4 in a Bellevue park, and her parents and 17-year-old sister were discovered a short time later bludgeoned and stabbed to death in their nearby home.

``Early on in the investigation, detectives received information about a friend of Kimberly Wilson’s identified as `David,′ who was planning to commit a `heinous crime,‴ the documents said.

The documents said Anderson and the older Wilson daughter had known each other at least two years, and photographs of him were found in her bedroom.

Witnesses quoted in the documents told detectives that, in late 1995, Anderson spoke of a plan to kill the Wilsons, displaying a bat and knives he said he would use.

One acquaintance told investigators that Baranyi and Anderson had a ``hit list″ of potential victims that included Kimberly Wilson.

The documents also said police have impounded the truck Anderson was driving the night the family was killed. Inside, investigators reported finding blood, which is being analyzed, and a pair of wool socks; Baranyi told detectives he wore socks on his hands during the killings.

Also Thursday, The Seattle Times reported that 10 months ago a 16-year-old girl filed a criminal complaint accusing Baranyi of hitting her in the head, kicking her in the stomach and threatening to kill her.

Records show the police officer portrayed the April 2 incident as horseplay that escalated into a fight, The Times said. The case was shuffled around until it was dropped about two months ago apparently because investigators couldn’t find Baranyi, the paper reported.