ANCHORAGE - A 24-year-old Chignik Lake man has been indicted by an Anchorage grand jury on charges of second-degree murder and two counts of assault.
Anchorage District Attorney Adrienne Bachman said Edwin John Pedersen is accused of killing 22-year-old John Kalmakoff on Aug. 14. He's also charged with assaulting a man and a woman that day.
Alaska State Troopers said Kalmakoff died of injuries, including head trauma, suffered in a fight with Pedersen, who turned himself in to a local officer.
Chignik Lake is a village of about 100 people 500 miles southwest of Anchorage.
If convicted of second-degree murder, Pedersen faces a sentence of 10 to 99 years.
His bail remains at $250,000. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Naknek Superior Court.
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