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James Michael Wells sentenced to life for 2012 USCG CommSta Kodiak double murders

  UPDATED Jan. 8 to include background information in an audio version of story. A Kodiak man will spend his life in prison after being sentenced to six life terms in the 2012 murders of two co-workers at the Coast Communication Station in Kodiak. KMXT’s Maggie Wall has more. Click arrow to listen to report, or continue reading below.   …

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Double murder case set for retrial

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ordered a retrial for a man convicted of committing two murders on Coast Guard base Kodiak. In April 2012, two coast guard employees at Communications Station Kodiak were found dead by gunshot: Richard Belisle, a retired Coast Guardsman, and James Hopkins, an active duty Coast Guardsman. Investigators tied a blue SUV to …

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