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Kowalski guilty on one of two murder charges

...weeks of testimony and evidence prior to that.Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez polled the jurors to ensure that was their true and correct finding.Menendez declared a mistrial on the first count and scheduled a status hearing for later...
Cold case murder trial on hold for sick judge

...Superior Court was out sick Tuesday, cancelling court proceedings for the day.The trial will resume as soon as the Judge Louis Menendez, who had a bad cough on Friday, is well again.Robert D. Kowalski, 53, is on trial for murdering Sandra M. Perry, 39...
Kowalski murder cold case to go to jury today prove Kowalski killed Perry intentionally. Judge Louis Menendez denied the motion.Hedland also requested a special jury instruction...from the case was destroyed by Alaska State Troopers in 1998. Menendez granted that request.The instruction tells the jury that...
Prosecution rests against alleged killer break for the day."It's 2 o'clock," Judge Louis Menendez said without missing a beat. "We're going to recess for...shooting. Hedland said that should be obvious to any jury.Judge Menendez asked the two attorneys to keep working to come up with a stipulation...
Forensic photos prompt move for mistrial

...the 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...
Prosecutors, defense argue over Montana murder's link to Alaska trial

...the incident a standoff, judge Louis Menendez ruled, because it could prejudice the...photographs of another dead woman."Judge Menendez allowed some of the photographs, but...state would not have those in evidence. Menendez agreed to let the audio in, then reversed...
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...claim.With the jury waiting in another room, attorneys argued for more than an hour before Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez about whether the jury should be allowed to hear that testimony from witnesses.Prosecutors sought to introduce the "confession...
Court bombshell: Troopers destroyed evidence in cold case

...acknowledged the loss of the evidence in narrative form.Judge Louis Menendez complained too that Hedland was "dropping" this on the court...view the evidence to suppressing testimony about evidence.Menendez denied Hedland's motion to suppress for the time being and...
Tedious words reveal Yakutat horror

...about a memo written by a former Juneau district attorney that explains why Kowalski was not prosecuted in 1996. Judge Louis Menendez immediately shut down that line of questioning, as he ruled earlier in the trial that the memo is inadmissible because it's...
Old case, new twist

...are transcripts or police summaries of the interviews Kowalski gave to police.The judge presiding over the trial, Louis Menendez, took those arguments into consideration and will rule shortly on the matter. State statues allow judges to impose sanctions...


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