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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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Johnston lawyer bristles at 'deadbeat dad' label

...19-year-old is a deadbeat dad. "I wish that Sarah Palin's father would get his facts correct, quite frankly," attorney Rex Butler said Wednesday. Johnston and Palin's daughter, 18-year-old Bristol, have a nearly 4-month-old son, Tripp...
Sentencing delayed for mom of Bristol Palin's ex-fiancé

...planned to plead guilty Friday and be sentenced on one count of possession with intent to deliver. Defense attorney Rex Butler asked for a delay to work out a specialized medical treatment plan with the Alaska Department of Corrections if Johnston...
Alaska man denies shooting girl at party

...Christopher Mejia had been sought on drug and weapons charges not directly linked to the death of Desirae Douglas. Attorney Rex Butler accompanied the 20-year-old Mejia to the Anchorage jail Thursday night. Butler says police know his client had nothing...
Bristol Palin custody case closed

...the case involving Sarah Palin's grandson Tripp was closed this month after a lack of activity.Johnston attorney Rex Butler said Monday the best way to interpret the development is that the parties likely will resolve any problems themselves...
Ex-soldier accepts plea in child porn case

...say Wherry actively looked for and traded images of child pornography before his arrest last June. Defense attorney Rex Butler says his client got a general discharge from the Army.
Regional News
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...


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