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Kowalski guilty on one of two murder charges

...their verdict at 4:03 p.m. Friday. They heard about four weeks of testimony and evidence prior to that.Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez polled the jurors to ensure that was their true and correct finding.Menendez declared a mistrial...
Jurors hear closing arguments

...Hedland asked the jury, who has heard testimony from more than 26 witnesses during the four weeks of trial in Juneau Superior Court. He answered the rhetorical question: Montana."Fundamentally, the state's case rises and falls on Montana...
Kowalski murder cold case to go to jury today say the case will go to the jury after closing arguments at 9:30 a.m. this morning in Juneau Superior Court.The defense for Robert D. Kowalski, who is facing two counts of murder for fatally shooting his girlfriend at a...
Prosecution rests against alleged killer

...after him.The defense continued presenting their case on Monday, which marked the fourth week of trial in Juneau Superior Court. The defense's case will only take a day or two to put on; closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday.Kowalski's...
Prisoner sentenced for corrections officer assault

...Coven in January was convicted of two counts of felony assault for the attack on Winslow.On Thursday, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Sen Tan sentenced Coven and declined a recommendation by Coven's attorney to mitigate the sentence because...
Tedious words reveal Yakutat horror

...shot in Room 10 of Yakutat's Glacier Bear Lodge on July 21, 1996. Kowalski, now 53, is standing trial in Juneau Superior Court on two counts of murder."He can't tell the story the same way twice," Fayette said during opening statements...
Cold case murder trial on hold for sick judge

A judge presiding over a murder trial in Juneau Superior Court was out sick Tuesday, cancelling court proceedings for the day.The trial will resume as soon as the Judge Louis Menendez, who...
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...methamphetamine claim.With the jury waiting in another room, attorneys argued for more than an hour before Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez about whether the jury should be allowed to hear that testimony from witnesses.Prosecutors...
Forensic photos prompt move for mistrial

...the defense attorney moved for a mistrial.The judge didn't entertain the request."It's denied," Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez said instantly after Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland uttered the word "mistrial." Menendez...
Trial takes grisly turn with 'horrifying' photos of gunshot victim

...morning with the state calling more of its witnesses. The trial is scheduled to last about three weeks in Juneau Superior Court.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or


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