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Judge declines to move stabbing case from Juneau

A spring survey proves that the Jan. 7 robbery and assault of cab driver Eric Drake is too well known for the accused to get a fair trial in Juneau, an attorney for one of the defendants has argued. But to most...
Alaska Digest

...first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence in the slashing attack on Eric Drake. Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks asked Seid on Thursday if he wanted to present evidence in support of the motion...
Judge considers argument to dismiss indictment in taxi driver slashing

...Clair Jr. on charges including attempted first-degree murder. St. Clair, 22, is accused of slashing taxi driver Eric Drake's throat from behind and stabbing him multiple times elsewhere, including his head, abdomen and legs. Drake told...
Violet St. Clair enters guilty plea; may testify during husband's trial

...first-degree murder, robbery and assault, and tampering with physical evidence in the Jan. 7 attack on Juneau Taxi driver Eric Drake. Seid plans to seek a trial change of venue, preferably to Ketchikan, because of publicity surrounding the case...
Defendant in stabbing case to change plea

The man charged with the Jan. 7 slashing attack and robbery of taxi driver Eric Drake is set to enter a guilty plea today in Juneau Superior Court rather than stand trial next week, his attorney said. David Seid...
Man faces armed-robbery charges after Monday holdup

...a man displayed a handgun. The lone armed robbery resulting in serious injury occurred on Jan. 7, when taxi driver Eric Drake had his throat cut and sustained numerous slashing and stabbing wounds. In October, Aaron St. Clair Jr., 21, pleaded...
Taxi driver in fair condition after being stabbed

...Bartlett Regional Hospital late Thursday, a day after tangling with a man who police say robbed him at knifepoint. Eric Drake, 37, was stabbed repeatedly, said his boss, Juneau Taxi and Tours Manager Roland Harris. The company is offering...
Attack shatters family's dreams

...who can't even push the pain-medication button from his hospital bed, she told the Empire on Friday. Taxi driver Eric Drake, 37, survived the stabbing and armed robbery Wednesday night in his cab near Egan Drive in the Mendenhall Valley...
Local musician hopes to hold benefit concert for cab driver

Singer-songwriter John Palmes said he finds himself crying when he tells friends about what happened to cab driver Eric Drake last week. "This is kind of over the edge," he said of the violent attack on Drake on Jan. 7. Palmes feels a sense...
One year later

Healing his body from the slashing wounds left by a knife-wielding attacker was the easy part, Eric Drake said a year after he was left for dead in his taxi. A full head of hair has grown over many of the scars. He has no feeling in...


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