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Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...Anchorage. She pleaded not guilty and her trial is set for Feb. 9. Messages left with her appointed attorney, assistant public defender Jamie McGrady, were not immediately returned Wednesday.Citizens of American Samoa at birth are granted U...
Two men accused of sexually abusing teen

...for harboring two different runaway juvenile girls in his home and having sex with one of them on Nov. 10.Assistant Public Defender Timothy Ayer said he would reserve bail arguments for a later date, but said he doubted Graves poses a threat...
Annoyed man tosses one-legged neighbor down stairs

...Tuesday.Smith pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday during his arraignment. His court-appointed attorney, Assistant Public Defender Grace Lee, noted this seemed out of character for Smith since he doesn't have a criminal history.First-degree...
Convicted murderer gets 40 years

...the state's Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals, requested 50 years, while the defense attorney, Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland, requested 10 years, or some of the time to run concurrent with the Montana case.The judge...
Messy sex assault case is dismissed

...did not want to talk to the Empire about the case, which was dismissed without prejudice. His attorney, Assistant Public Defender Grace Lee, did not return phone calls seeking comment on Thursday, though she stated in previous interviews...
'Mira' leads to arrest of alleged predator

...the second degree and two counts of online enticement of a minor.It's not known if Hudson's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland, will raise entrapment as a criminal defense. Hedland did not return a phone call seeking comment...
Man enters not guilty pleas in troopers' deaths

...rifle and fired seven shots into the backs of the troopers, according to investigators.Kangas' attorney, assistant public defender Jesse Mickels, is seeking a summer trial and wants proceedings moved from Fairbanks to Nenana, which is the...
After hung jury, Kowalski won't be retried for first-degree murder

...and emotionally distraught after the shooting and acted in a way that was consistent with his innocence. The assistant public defender also argued that the jury is now looking at the case nearly two decades later, with much less physical evidence...
Jurors hear closing arguments

...accountable, properly, fairly, equitably, for what he did to take that woman's life."Not so fast, said Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland. Kowalski was cleared of a crime back then and never charged. Alaska State Troopers even destroyed...
Two men indicted in unrelated child sex abuse cases

...documents. The warrant lists his last known address in Angoon.Court records indicate Jim's attorney is Juneau Assistant Public Defender Timothy Ayer, who could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon. A jury trial is scheduled for June...


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