Stebbins teen charged with manslaughter

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009

STEBBINS - A Stebbins teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a Kotlik man visiting the western Alaska village.

Alaska State Troopers said 17-year-old Zachary Pete is charged in the death of 26-year-old Richard Yunak of Kotlik.

Troopers took the call at 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

Officers said Yunak got in a fight with 25-year-old Louis Pete. Zachary Pete got involved and hit Yunak in the head with piece of wood, killing him.

Louis Pete was flown to Anchorage for treatment of severe head injuries. Troopers say his condition is stable.

Stebbins is a village of nearly 600 on Norton Sound 120 miles southeast of Nome.

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