A prominent criminal defense attorney, who served the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Juneau for 26 years, has died. Robert Francis Meachum died Tuesday from a combination of a heart attack and stroke, according to family members. He was 57.
Members of the legal community, friends and family turned out Tuesday to remember a longtime public defender in Juneau who died last week. Robert Francis Meachum died Jan. 1 after suffering a heart attack and stroke. He was 57.
Rob Meachum, 57, a resident of Juneau, died on Jan. 1, 2013. Rob, an African American, born in Chicago on Feb. 27, 1955, grew up in Detroit and was the eldest of seven children born to Dr. Floyd T. and Mrs. Bobette Meachum.
Robert Francis Meachum, age 57, passed away on January 1, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage due to complications of a stroke and heart attack. Rob was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 27, 1955, to Dr. Floyd T. Meachum and Mrs. Bobette
When Juneau public defender Robert Meachum looks back on his career, he could obsess on grisly crimes and brutality.
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