Man arrested, charged with murder in fatal Russian Jack neighborhood stabbing case

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Published: Aug. 31, 2023 at 10:11 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Police have arrested and charged a man with murder in connection to a deadly stabbing that occurred in a Russian Jack neighborhood residence in May.

The Anchorage Police Department said that 20-year-old Derrek Logoleo was charged with first-degree murder and second-degree murder after being brought in for questioning Tuesday on an unrelated investigation.

Logoleo’s charges stem from a stabbing case that began May 9, 2023, when officers responded to a residence on Hoyt Street, between San Ernesto and San Roberto Avenues, on a stabbing call.

Police said the man, later identified as 37-year-old Leanoano Pati, was dead when officers arrived with “trauma to the upper body.”