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Anchorage man convicted of burglary and assault stemming from 2019 domestic violence case

Three Illinois guards have been indicted on charges of inmate assault resulting in death and obstruction of the investigation. In a statement from the United States Department of Justice, the three correctional officers made their initial appearances in federal court Friday morning. (MGN Image)
Three Illinois guards have been indicted on charges of inmate assault resulting in death and obstruction of the investigation. In a statement from the United States Department of Justice, the three correctional officers made their initial appearances in federal court Friday morning. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 11:10 AM AKST
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A 38-year-old Anchorage man was found guilty Wednesday of burglary, assault, and criminal mischief in connection to an April 2019 domestic violence incident.

Ernest W. Butler was convicted by an Anchorage jury after evidence was presented at trial showing he attacked the mother of two of his kids on April 25, 2019.

The Department of Law says Butler broke down a locked door to an apartment belonging to the mother of two of his young children while she and both children were inside.

Evidence presented in court demonstrated that Butler squeezed the victim’s throat with one hand while placing the other hand over her face and mouth until she could not breathe before leaving the apartment.

Butler is scheduled to be sentenced in June.

He faces as much as 26 years in prison for all four counts.

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