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Anchorage grand jury indicted man allegedly involved in April Midtown shooting

An Anchorage grand jury indicted the man who allegedly murdered Clayton Martinelli outside a...
An Anchorage grand jury indicted the man who allegedly murdered Clayton Martinelli outside a Midtown fourplex on April 5.
Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 9:05 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - An Anchorage grand jury indicted the man who allegedly murdered Clayton Martinelli outside a Midtown fourplex on April 5.

The state attorney general’s office issued a press release Friday morning stating the jury indicted Dustin Allen Perry, 29, for the charges of one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The jury also indicted Perry with charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and three counts of violating conditions of release for misdemeanor charges.

If convicted, Perry could face sentences of up to 99 years of imprisonment for each murder charge, up to one year for his misconduct involving weapons charge and 90 days for each violating conditions of release charge.

As of Friday morning, Perry is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. Perry will be brought to trial before the Superior Court in Anchorage on Monday.

On the day of the murder, at around 3:40 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance on Eeast 59th Avenue, according to a morning alert. Officers found a man outside who was shot in the upper body. The man was declared dead at the scene and later identified as Martinelli.

Authorities have still not shared any motive behind Perry’s alleged crime.

Previous reporting said online court records show a string of minor offenses and criminal misdemeanors Perry committed dating back to 2008.

Editor’s note: Additional details from previous articles were added to the story and the headline has been edited to make it clear that the man is allegedly involved and remove implication that he has already been convicted of the crime.

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