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2012 Anchorage murder case in hands of jurors

...was found in a commercial trash container near the SUV, along with cash, her shirt and other items.Defense attorney Rex Butler told jurors that prosecutors had not proved Miftari was guilty. Reid could have been killed because of her drug dealing...
Spreading safe surrender awareness

...charged had no idea a safe surrender law existed, said her attorney."She had been (in Alaska) a month," attorney Rex Butler said. "She had no idea. If she had known about it, she would have taken advantage of it."In an effort to increase...
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Corrections official says inmate calls recorded

...investigation by the end of the week. The investigation involves the state Department of Law.Anchorage defense attorney Rex Butler said questions about the fallout will linger unless there is a thorough, open investigation that includes notification...
Judge dismisses charges in 'sniff test' case

...outbuildings using a warrant that only applied to the suspects' home, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Defense attorney Rex Butler said he and his clients, Trace and Jennifer Thoms, were "elated" to learn that their grand jury indictment had been...
Driver charged with murder faces fifth DUI charge

...the jurors but mostly took notes on a yellow legal pad. Instead of disputing Campion's account, defense attorney Rex Butler encouraged jurors to question whether second-degree murder was appropriate. Outside the courtroom, Butler said the...
Pioneering Alaska lawyer dies at 94

...Those mountains are littered with the bones of lawyers who underestimated M. Ashley Dickerson,"' said attorney Rex Butler, whom Dickerson persuaded to come to Anchorage. Dickerson opened her law practice in Anchorage in 1959 with longtime...
State Briefs

...Logan should have walked away. Anger and alcohol clouded his judgment," the prosecutor said. But defense attorney Rex Butler said Logan didn't intend to shoot anyone when he brandished the gun. Logan was angry because of racial taunts directed...
Missing Anchorage brothers found dead

...investigate the deaths as a crime until determined otherwise, Monegan said. Autopsies were expected to be done today. Rex Butler, an Anchorage attorney hired by the Johnson family, said the boys' mother, Brandi Johnson, was devastated at the...
New trial in repeat DUI case?

...driving was broadcast at the same time the trial was under way for more than two weeks in 2010. Phillips' lawyer, Rex Butler, did not immediately return a call Thursday. At issue is the PSA, which features Nancy Bidwell, whose 17-year-old...
Shooting at Anchorage bar began with angry words among pool players

...Parker said."It was a coincidence that the timing worked out like that," he said. Taking the advice of his lawyer, Rex Butler, Chang did not make a statement to the detectives Wednesday night.Family members, some of whom were at the arraignment...


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