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Anchorage husband, wife plead guilty to sex trafficking

...guilty in 2009 of stabbing a man in the neck with a broken beer bottle.She is due to be sentenced on July 24.Judge Philip Volland sentenced Quinn Batts to five years of probation and suspended a two-year sentence.Alaska State Troopers reported...
Judicial council seeks applications for Anchorage bench

...superior court judgeship.The council, in a press release, said the applications are for the seat now held by Judge Philip Volland, who is retiring.Applications are due March 16. The council will then seek public comment and review the backgrounds...
Mom accused of killing sons found competent for trial

...of fatally shooting her three teenage sons has been found mentally competent to stand trial. Superior Court Judge Philip Volland issued the competency ruling Friday in the case of Cynthia Lord, 42, who is charged with first-degree murder in...
Mother gets 175 years in sons' execution deaths

...teenage sons. Sound off on the important issues at Cynthia Lord, 45, was sentenced Friday by Superior Court Judge Philip Volland. Lord was convicted in May on three counts of first-degree murder for the March 2004 deaths, but declared to be...
Anchorage murder charge dismissed

...has thrown out a murder charge against an Anchorage man who was accused of killing his wife. Superior Court Judge Philip Volland says an investigator presented his opinion about the killer last fall, tainting the jury's findings. The Anchorage...
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Judge rules woman has served enough time in death of infant boy

...surface in her kitchen has done enough time, a judge ruled. Sound off on the important issues at Superior Court Judge Philip Volland found that Michele Dague's actions were uncharacteristic, a one-time event, for the woman who had no criminal...
Judge says Mechele Linehan can be released on bail

...awaiting a second murder trial in the death of one of her fiancés could soon be released on bail. Superior Court Judge Philip Volland - the same judge that presided over Mechele Linehan's 2007 trial in which the Alaska Court of Appeals determined...
Justice OKs redistricting plan over Aleut objection

...challenging it proceeds. "Alaska's plans have not been pre-cleared previously. It's an important step," said Philip Volland, attorney for the Alaska Redistricting Board. The Justice Department ruled Monday that the plan complies with the...
Mother sentenced to 10 years in baby's death

...guilty to manslaughter as part of a plea agreement in the death of Esther Marchetti in 2005. Superior Court Judge Philip Volland sentenced her to 10 years in prison, suspending five of them. She also received seven years of probation. At her...
Bail not reduced for accused Anchorage officer

...women while on duty. The Anchorage Daily News reported defense attorney David Weber had asked Superior Court Judge Philip Volland to reduce bail because Rollins was not a flight risk. Two of the victims' mothers read statements about the impact...


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