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'Fairbanks Four' trial ends, judge won't rush

...trial. I have a lot of decisions I need to make."The four men were sentenced in the fatal beating of 15-year-old John Hartman 18 years ago and have been behind bars ever since.They sued the state for an "actual innocence" declaration based...
Fairbanks 4 defendant proclaims innocence

...Natives conference in Anchorage.Roberts is the only one of the four that has been released on parole in the death of John Hartman. The men, the so-called Fairbanks Four, are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil proceeding being held this...
'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturned

...Fairbanks Four - George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts and Eugene Vent - were sentenced in the death 18 years ago of John Hartman. Three of those convicted are still serving time while Roberts is out on parole.They are seeking post-conviction...
State refutes confession in 'Fairbanks Four' case

...four were convicted in the killing of 15-year-old John Hartman and are serving lengthy prison sentences. The teenager...while the brother was jailed in a separate matter."John Hartman's brother recalls that heartfelt apology, with an...
State begins review of Fairbanks murder case information in September about the convictions of the so-called Fairbanks Four in the death of 15-year-old John Hartman, who was beaten on a Fairbanks street corner and later died at a hospital.Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent, Kevin Pease...
State reviewing 'Fairbanks Four' documents

...the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Friday.John Hartman was found severely beaten on a Fairbanks street corner...a California convict who claims he and others killed John Hartman 16 years ago. The state has 45 days to respond, but...
Alaska Editorial: State shouldn't protest Hartman case hearing

...investigative series published by this newspaper in 2008, the conviction of four men for the murder of 15-year-old John Hartman a decade earlier can be challenged on multiple grounds. A plausible alternative theory, with evidence that has come...
Judge grants new trial in youth's beating death

...jurors without the court's knowledge. Pease and Marvin Roberts were found guilty in the 1997 death of 15-year-old John Hartman. Two other men, George Frese, 26, and Eugene Vent, 23, were also convicted in separate trials of participating...
Alaska Innocence Project faces challenges convicted of the 1997 killing of 15-year-old John Hartman. "There's a whole group of people who have urged...anything that persuades me that the person who killed John Hartman was brought to justice in this case. I believe their...
Alaska Digest

...But he said he will consider the merits of Kevin Pease's request for a new trial. Roberts, 26, was tried along with Pease, 25, and both men were found guilty of murder and other crimes in the death of 15-year-old John Hartman.


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