Posted to WIDK by Jenn Flanagan
(Daily Mail by PAUL THOMPSON) – A woman charged with four murders has demanded that she be allowed to eat Cocoa Puffs while incarcerated.
Holly Grigsby has claimed her constitutional rights are being denied by not having access to her favourite chocolaty breakfast cereal.
Lawyers for the 24-year-old Washington state resident have also demanded that Grigsby have access to candy bars and other snack foods while awaiting trial on murder charges that could carry the death penalty.
Grigsby and her boyfriend David Pederson, 31, are awaiting trial on a string of murders committed last year in Oregon.
The couple, who have ties to white supremacist groups, have been charged with murdering Pedersen’s mother and father.
Leslie Pedersen was found in bed, her hands bound with duct tape and her head wrapped in a blood-soaked pillow. A sword was also found nearby.
They are also alleged to have stabbed to death 19-year-old student Cody Myers because he had a ‘Jewish-sounding’ name.
His body was discovered in Willamette Valley, Oregon last October after he never showed up to a jazz festival on the Oregon case.
According to an affidavit, Mr Myers was a devout Christian.
Their fourth alleged victim, Reginald Clark, was black and was shot dead in northern California shortly before Grigsby and Pederson were arrested.
As Grigsby is classed as a maximum security prisoner she does not have access to the jail’s commissary store.
Prison staff fear Grigsby will attempt to use the sugary snacks to try and make alcohol and trade the items for other favours.
Grigsby has received several violations since being jailed, including trying to brew alcohol in her cell and trying to communicate with Pedersen.
Lawyers for Grigsby argued in court that she should be allowed access to the sugary treats.
Lawyer Pete Mazzone said denying her access to the commissary was a breach of her constitutional rights.
Superior Court Judge Linda Krese said she will issue a ruling next month.
Cocoa Puffs is a sugary breakfast cereal manufactured by General Mills, and features Sonny the bird as its mascot.
His catchphrase has been ‘I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!’ for nearly two decades.