Alaska News March 21, 2018

Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: Should a murderer go free? Help the parole board decide
(Editor’s Note: This is a guest column penned by the granddaughter and great niece of three murder victims in one of Anchorage’s most notorious violent crimes, which occurred in 1985. At the end, the author has a call to action for readers to send letters to the Alaska Parole Board asking that they keep the killer locked up.)
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