Neighbors said today they are baffled an Alaska judge sentenced Mechelle Linehan to 99 years for a murder they have no doubt she didnít commit.
Mechele Linehan, the Olympia housewife sentenced earlier this year to 99 years in prison for the 1996 Alaska murder of fisherman Kent Leppink, has a new Web site devoted to overturning her conviction.
A couple of neighbors who knew Mechele Linehan say they are baffled a judge sentenced her to 99 years in prison for a crime they have no doubt she didnít commit.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ó A spokesman for the Alaska Department of Corrections says John Carlin, the gunman in a notorious Alaska killing, has been found dead at the state prison in Seward.
The state of Alaska will take Mechele Linehan to trial again on murder charges, according to the Department of Law.
A spokesman for the Alaska Department of Corrections says John Carlin, the gunman in a notorious Alaska killing, has been found dead at the state prison in Seward.
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Locals who know Mechele Linehan find it almost impossible to believe that she is the same person who is accused of plotting to murder a former fiance.
Mechele Linehan's past as a stripper at the Great Alaskan Bush Co. is relevant to the case against her and jurors will hear about it, Judge Philip Volland ruled Tuesday in Anchorage Superior Court.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Olympia woman accused of slaying her fiance near Hope 10 years ago must remain in custody in Alaska to face a murder charge, at least for now, a judge said Monday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Another boyfriend of a former Anchorage stripper linked to a 10-year-old slaying testified Wednesday that the exotic dancer used her good looks and played the part of a damsel in distress to bilk him of tens of thousands of dollars.