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Kowalski guilty on one of two murder charges

...40-year prison sentence in connection to Lorraine Kay Morin's death.Kowalski's attorney, Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland, on Friday renewed his motion for acquittal on both counts of murder, saying the state of Alaska did not present enough...
Jurors hear closing arguments

...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 most of the evidence...
Prosecution rests against alleged killer will only take a day or two to put on; closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday.Kowalski's attorney, Eric Hedland, called his own blood stain and blood spatter analyst and crime scene expert to the stand on Monday. The expert...
Kowalski murder cold case to go to jury today

...Montana in 2008. Assistant Attorney General James Fayette calls the two cases "shockingly similar."Kowalski attorney Eric Hedland moved for a motion of acquittal on Tuesday, saying the state did not put on any evidence to prove Kowalski killed Perry...
Court bombshell: Troopers destroyed evidence in cold case, which was "cold" for about a decade and a half before it was re-opened in 2009.Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland, who is representing Robert D. Kowalski, a 53-year-old Washington man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend...
Forensic photos prompt move for mistrial

...request."It's denied," Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez said instantly after Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland uttered the word "mistrial." Menendez then chided Hedland for posturing for the press.The episode began Wednesday...
Tedious words reveal Yakutat horror

...McPherron told Kowalski repeatedly in their interviews that he did not believe either of those things.Defense attorney Eric Hedland pointed out that the crux of Kowalski's story remained the same even as troopers used the Reid Technique, a standard...
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...were dating.) But they did want to elicit the statement about the so-called confession.Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland said he doubts Kowalski made that statement, but even if it were true, there is no way of knowing if Kowalski was...
Crime scene re-creator testifies in trial

...angled upward - the muzzle of the gun was higher than the butt of the weapon when it fired.Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland also said that since the bed was about 75 inches long and the gun was about 44 inches long, that means if Kowalski...
Prosecutors, defense argue over Montana murder's link to Alaska trial

...investigators that Perry startled him and the gun discharged accidentally.On cross-examination, Kowalski attorney Eric Hedland pressed Freebury, who testified that law enforcement officers were putting things through Kowalski's windows during...


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