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

...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 to dismiss the count...
Jurors hear closing arguments

...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 killed Sandra...
Tedious words reveal Yakutat horror

...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 the interviews - word for...
Prosecutors, defense argue over Montana murder's link to Alaska trial

...Kowalski now faces two counts of murder in connection to Perry's death.On Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General James Fayette called two investigators from the Flathead County, Mont. Sheriff's Office to testify about Morin's death. One...
Kowalski murder cold case to go to jury today

...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 of acquittal on Tuesday...
Prosecution rests against alleged killer

...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 the crime scene...
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...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 on the witness stand...
Judge weighs in before murder trial

...was re-opened in 2009.The memo surfaced last summer as attorneys prepared for trial; the new lead prosecutor, James Fayette of OSPA, found it in the case's files and provided a copy to Kowalski's attorney.Svobodny summarizes the facts...
Old case, new twist

...not disprove the claim.That changed on Tuesday, in the second week of the trial, when Assistant Attorney General James Fayette called Kowalski's ex-wife, Karen Kowalski, to the witness stand and she confirmed that the argument overheard...
Crime scene re-creator testifies in trial

...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, there was nothing to...


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