West murder trial still scheduled for December start

A Juneau man facing murder charges after a car crash resulted in the death of a 19-year-old passenger this summer is still slated to stand trial next month.

Judge Louis Menendez in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday re-established a Dec. 5 trial date for Ryan West, 25. That date may be pushed back, though, as more motions are filed.

West’s attorney David Seid indicated he would be filing at least three different motions for discovery. The filing deadline is Nov. 17.

West’s second-degree murder charges stem from a single-vehicle crash on June 6 that resulted in the death of Gabriel Carte. West pleaded not guilty in September.

The trial is expected to last 10 days. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled in two weeks, and any more schedule changes will likely happen at that time.


Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:36

Pederson Hill subdivision to go in front of Juneau Planning Commission

The Pederson Hill Subdivision is inching closer and closer to becoming a reality. The proposed subdivision will go before the Juneau Planning Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for a preliminary plat approval and city project review, according to a release from the City and Borough of Juneau.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:34

Native Issues Forum to discuss criminal justice reform

A Native Issues Forum is set for this coming Thursday on the topic of criminal justice reform. The guest speakers are Senator John Coghill, R-North Pole, the sponsor of Senate Bill 91, and Central Council Tlingit & Haida Public Safety Manager Jason Wilson. The forum is from noon to 1 p.m. at Elizabeth Peratovich Hall, 320 West Willoughby Ave., Juneau. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:28

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Sun, 02/26/2017 - 20:01

Police calls for Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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