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After hung jury, Kowalski won't be retried for first-degree murder

...the more serious first-degree murder charge, which prompted the judge to move for a mistrial on that count.Assistant Attorney General James Fayette, who prosecuted the case for the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals, asked the judge...
Anchorage psychiatrist charged with fraud

...Medicaid fraud, abuse or neglect since October 2012, compared to about 30 people the decade before, according to assistant attorney general Andrew Peterson."It will hopefully serve to save taxpayers a significant number of dollars," Peterson...
Child porn indictment for former UAA instructor

...former astronomy and physics instructor at the University of Alaska-Anchorage on 14 child pornography charges.Assistant Attorney General Adam Alexander said Tuesday that state troopers are trying to locate 37-year-old Curtis Osterhoudt...
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...could "effectively repeal" the initiative by drastic amendment next year."It's not black and white," said assistant attorney general Cori Mills. "It has to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but it can be amended in accordance...
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Jurors hear closing arguments

...miscarriage of justice and one they asked the jury to correct."It's not too late to correct that injustice now," Assistant Attorney General James Fayette said during closing arguments, noting there is no statute of limitations for murder. "Mr...
Kowalski murder cold case to go to jury today

...Kowalski was convicted of criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting his girlfriend in Montana in 2008. Assistant Attorney General James Fayette calls the two cases "shockingly similar."Kowalski attorney Eric Hedland moved for a motion...
Prosecution rests against alleged killer

...evidence that would eliminate Kowalski's claim that the shooting was an accident.On cross-examination from Assistant Attorney General James Fayette, Schuessler testified he did not conduct an independent investigation into the case, re-create...
Tedious words reveal Yakutat horror

...prosecutors on Thursday introduced the murder suspect's statements to law enforcement in a roundabout way.Assistant Attorney General James Fayette had the Alaska State Trooper who interviewed the defendant in 1996 read the transcripts of...
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...girlfriend I had that did something bad behind my back, bad things happened.""Which you took as what?" asked Assistant Attorney General James Fayette during testimony taken away from the jury."He murdered her on purpose," Fredeen answered...
Crime scene re-creator testifies in trial that, and the bloodstain evidence on the wall does not support that," Gifford said under questioning from Assistant Attorney General James Fayette. "So everything basically says it could not have happened from there."On the other hand...


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