Public allowed in court hearing where a teen killed mother and sister

Juvenile’s adjudication hearing for killing two people in January 2016
Jury trials now being called into session.
Jury trials now being called into session.(ky3)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 5:37 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A juvenile’s adjudication hearing for killing two people in January 2016 is now open to the public by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby. The hearing is set your July 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Nesbett Courthouse.

In a press release from the Department of Law, juvenile delinquency proceedings are normally confidential and are not open to the public. The court may open juvenile delinquency hearings to the public in certain circumstances.

DOL went on to say, in January of 2016, 15-year-old C.D shot and killed his mother and older sister at the family’s home. The State of Alaska filed a petition to waive juvenile jurisdiction over C.D. and permitted the State to try him as an adult. In January 2020, the Alaska Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s waiver decision.

In accordance with Alaska Statute 47.12, persons adjudicated as juveniles may not be held in custody past their 20th

birthday. C.D. is currently 20 years old.

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