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Ketchikan man faces charges after standoff

...charges.A receptionist at the district attorney's office on Wednesday told The Associated Press that District Attorney Stephen West would have to answer questions why charges were changed from what troopers recommended, and he would return to the...
Waterman jury may be sequestered

...selection on Monday sequestering a Juneau jury for the first time in more than 20 years. Ketchikan District Attorney Stephen West and defense attorney Steven Wells discussed with Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins the media attention surrounding...
State seeks to reinstate teen's indictment

...issues at "The court misapplied the facts" in ruling Waterman's statements involuntary, Ketchikan District Attorney Stephen West wrote in a motion filed Friday afternoon. The motion seeks reconsideration of a ruling that prohibits a video of a...
Murder case hangs on acknowledged killer's credibility

...almost 15 months ago, the jury was set to begin its deliberations this morning. Nearly two weeks after prosecutor Stephen West began presenting his case against the girl, he closed by pointing to Rachelle Waterman as the catalyst that led to...
Judge moves Waterman trial to Anchorage

...determining it would be difficult to seat an impartial jury. The defense has sought the change of venue. District Attorney Stephen West said attorneys expect to learn Friday whether jury selection will begin Tuesday or Wednesday. Two men have pleaded...
State to take Craig murder case to higher court

...her order to give the state a chance to take the matter to the Alaska Court of Appeals. Ketchikan District Attorney Stephen West told Collins he would file that appeal today. Decisions can take "sometimes a matter of months or more than a year...
Ketchikan man sentenced in elderly man's stabbing

...Friday to three years, nine months in prison by Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. District Attorney Stephen West and public defender Sam McQuerry told Stephens that Eddy had agreed to plead guilty to assault and theft in return for...
Mistrial is denied

...said the testimony given consisted of undisputed facts about the murder of Lauri Waterman. Ketchikan District Attorney Stephen West asked Collins on Saturday to allow the state to introduce sexually explicit photographs of Rachelle Waterman, which...
Scheduling conflicts delay matricide trial again

...Carey says if the case can't be tried in June, there won't be another chance until November. District Attorney Stephen West says that runs into scheduling conflicts of his own. A status hearing is set for May 26. Carey also is expected to...
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Southeast teen's murder trial to move to Juneau

...Craig, he said. He had reviewed 150 of the questionnaires. Following the hearing, Collins said, District Attorney Stephen West agreed with Wells that there was little point in trying to find an impartial jury in Craig, a lumber and fishing village...


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