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Abbott charged with four counts of murder

Jason Abbott was arraigned Tuesday in Sitka Court...entered the house, she said she saw Jason Abbott near the bathroom, according to court...Ricketts covered in blood. They said Jason Abbott was on the front porch of the home holding...
Insanity defense anticipated in Sitka slayings

If Jason Abbott's jailhouse comment to a friend is accurate, the 18-year-old Sitka...According to police, all were stabbed multiple times by Abbott. "Clearly, Jason Abbott is mentally ill," said Marcy McDannel, Abbott's attorney. McDannel...
Abbott pleads guilty to 2008 Sitka murders

...grandparents, aunt and her companion. Jason Abbott pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors...of other Abbott family members. Jason Abbott will serve at least 40 years in...Three days before the killings, Jason Abbott was arrested for allegedly trying...
Abbott appeals term in Sitka murder case

...convicted of multiple murders at his grandparents' Sitka home filed an appeal challenging his 140-year prison sentence. Jason Abbott pleaded "guilty, but mentally ill" last year to the 2008 stabbings that left four dead and a fifth in critical condition...
Sitka man faces sentencing Friday in stabbing deaths

...20-year-old Sitka man is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for the March 2008 stabbings that left four people dead. Jason Abbott pleaded "guilty, but mentally ill" last year to two consolidated counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of...
Court rejects Sitka man's sentence appeal

...Appeals has upheld the sentencing of a 21-year-old Sitka man convicted of stabbing four people to death in 2008. Jason Abbott was sentenced to 140 years in prison. Appeals Court judges say Abbott failed to prove that the sentencing judge committed...
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Plea deal reached in Sitka killings

...including his grandparents. Both the state and the defense said the parties had reached an agreement in the case against Jason Abbott, according to Assistant Attorney General June Stein. She declined to release the terms. "We're not going to be...
Town in shock grieves for family

...spirits. Sitka police said that Jason Abbott, fresh out of jail from being...hospitalized after the attack. Jason Abbott pleaded not guilty on Wednesday...over what had happened. She told Jason Abbott she loved him and would be praying...
Abbott's cry for help

Jason Abbott's documented history of violent and aggressive behavior merited some...murder last week. 'God help me' When police showed up at 18-year-old Jason Abbott's grandparents' house on March 25, they said he was standing on the...
Abbott case proceeds with mental competency questions

SITKA - A judge said he will decide by the end of this week whether to order a mental health expert to examine Jason Abbott's mental competency to stand trial. Abbott, 19, is accused of committing one of Southeast Alaska's most brutal...


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