Tag Archives: murder

Prosecutors: Wells’ ‘simmering rage’ led to killing, Defense: Case is ‘circumstantial’ and not enough to convict of murder


Story written and provided by Casey Grove with Alaska Public Media   A jury will again deliberate the fate of a man charged in the 2012 murders of two co-workers at a Coast Guard Communications Station in Kodiak. It’s the second trial of 68-year-old James Michael Wells on charges that he shot to death his fellow civilian antenna rigger, Richard …

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BREAKING — Fate of man accused of killing two co-workers at Coast Guard Communication station is in hands of jury

The fate of a Kodiak man accused of the 2012 double-murder at the Coast Guard Communication Station is now in the hands of an Anchorage jury. James Michael Wells is on trial for the shooting deaths of two co-workers at the Coast Guard ComSta at Buskin Lake. Closing arguments concluded earlier today in the case that is being retried based …

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Sen. Murkowski Speaks with Adm. Papp about ComSta Killings

Jay Barrett/KMXT Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski took the opportunity during a Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing yesterday to express her condolences to U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Robert Papp over the deaths of two men last month at the ComSta (com-stay) here in Kodiak. "I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the very difficult situation the men and …

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