When Juries Take a Stand   Leave a comment

aurorawatcherak

This is Brad. Lela is headed home today, so this may be my last post for a while. Or not. I sort am enjoying this.

About 25 years ago, I served on a Murder One trial here in Fairbanks.

WG was a miner in the Central area, northeast of town along the Steese Highway. He had a wife and a neighbor who was disgruntled with him. This is a typical story of miners in the smaller towns. They always suspect one another of stealing from each other. This neighbor had accused WG of mining on his land and had recently vandalized some of WG’s equipment. Some of these miners use chemicals to extract the gold from the rock and mercury poisoning can make you paranoid. I’m not sure that was the case in this situation. It’s just an explanation for what happened that I feel comfortable with.

One morning, WG…

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Posted July 23, 2018 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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