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19-year-old man convicted in Ketchikan death

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 1:09am

KETCHIKAN — A jury in Ketchikan has found a 19-year-old man guilty of second-degree murder.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports the jury returned its verdict Tuesday against Devin Rossiter. He faces between 10-99 years in prison when he’s sentenced April 5.

Rossiter, then 18, was charged with fatally stabbing 45-year-old Nick Stachelrodt on March 12 outside the home of Stachelrodt’s parents.

Investigators say Rossiter came to the door asking for a cigarette, and after he was twice refused, got into the Stachelrodt family’s car. Investigators say Nick Stachelrodt confronted the teen and a fight broke out.

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