Trial for man accused of killing troopers moved to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — The trial for a Tanana man accused of killing two Alaska State Troopers has been moved to Fairbanks from Nenana.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Nathanial Kangas is set to go to trial in Fairbanks on May 2 in connection to the May 2014 shootings. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, one count of third-degree assault and two counts of evidence tampering.

Kangas’ father was found guilty in April 2015 of evidence tampering for manipulating the troopers’ bodies and guns after they were shot and killed. Arvin Kangas was sentenced in September to eight years in prison.

The elder Kangas told prosecutors his son killed the troopers while trying to protect him.

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