Quinhagak man found guilty of murder, faces 99 year sentence

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - On Friday, a Bethel jury found 31-year-old Frank E. Nelson guilty of murder in the second degree, multiple counts of assault, and robbery in the first degree following a three weeklong trial.

    The convictions resulted from events in 2019 in Quinhagak where Nelson assaulted a 53-year-old man over $100.

    The man died from his injuries after nearly a month in critical care.

    Following the assault, Nelson assaulted three police officers with a shotgun.

    Following the verdicts, Nelson was remanded into the custody of the Department of Corrections where he will be held without bail pending a sentencing hearing scheduled for June 27th before Judge Terrence Haas.

    Nelson faces a sentence of up to 99-years of imprisonment.

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