Found Deceased AK - Ashley Johnson-Barr, 10, Kotzebue, 6 Sep 2018 *Arrest*

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  1. whatsnext

    whatsnext Member

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    Oh dear, I not only feel sorry for Ashley herself(sweetie:() but also feel deeply for the community, they all have to go on living there with each other, most of them know each other or are even related, I only hope this will make all the citizens feel closer to one another. It's really tough.
     


  2. MsMarple

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    So Wilson admitted he lied to the feds yet he pleaded not guilty and wants a jury trial? What's he playing at? Does he somehow think he can get away with a 5-year sentence and skate on murder charges? If so he'd better think again:
    The Federal government can bring their own felony murder charges against him since Ashley died during a kidnapping. And they've also established federal charges because of the cell phone. And that's not even addressing what local prosecutors can do.

    In any case Wilson is in deep doodoo and IMO will soon face multiple charges including murder. My heart goes out to her family and the Kotzebue community.

    Alaska man pleads not guilty in connection with slain girl's disappearance
     
  3. Alethea

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    Thank you for finding where they said additional charges will be coming! I started to think I imagined it. Unfortunately if they have findings of sexual assault that can also be a felony murder charge. Poor Ashley, I hope this guy rots.
     
  4. Alaskanatheart

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  5. Alethea

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    Wilson was charged with 1st degree murder, kidnapping, 1st degree sexual abuse of a child, and tampering with evidence. Kotzebue man faces murder charges in 10-year-old girl's disappearance

    "The Office of Special Prosecutions on Monday filed new state charges against 41-year-old Peter V. Wilson. Charges include three counts of murder in the first degree, kidnapping, four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree and tampering with evidence. Wilson faces up to 99 years in prison.

    Ashley went missing on Sept. 6. Searchers found her body on Sept. 14. An autopsy revealed "signs of trauma that include strangulation and sexual abuse," according to a statement released by the Department of Law.
     
  6. perfectingpink

    perfectingpink Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. I was so hoping this was an accident and the guy didn't want another DUI. I knew better but I hoped.
     
  7. MsMarple

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    Yep and I think we were all expecting but dreading the sexual assault charge.
     
  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I can't read (access) the article posted in #325 - is there a next court date in there?

    TIA!
     
  9. ludakristen

    ludakristen Well-Known Member

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    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    In total, Wilson is accused of nine charges. “There are three counts of murder in the first degree alleging different theories of that murder, and one count of kidnapping, as well as four counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, and one count of tampering with physical evidence,” said Assistant AG with the Office of Special Prosecutions said.

    Niner, I see no new court date.

    State charges 41-year-old in death of Kotzebue girl
     
  11. JerseyGirl

    JerseyGirl Staff Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Found it! Look like trial is set for Nov. 19:

    Wilson entered a plea of not guilty on Sept. 21 in federal court in Anchorage to charges of making false statements to the FBI in relation to the child’s death. A jury trial date on those charges had been set for Nov. 19.

    Kotzebue man charged in murder of Ashley Johnson-Barr -The Cordova Times
     
  12. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I thought maybe he would have an arraignment hearing on the murder charges now. No? I did have the trial date of 11/19 for the lying charges.
    Just wondering about his murder charges.

    If anyone sees a date for that - please post!
    TIA!
     
  13. ElementalLaura

    ElementalLaura Well-Known Member

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    Poor Ashley. I was hoping whatever happened, she didn't suffer. She did. I hope he does for the rest of his miserable life.
     
  14. Alethea

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    Nothing yet. It says state and federal prosecutors will work together since there are both state and federal charges so we should hear something soon.
     
  15. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thanks for the answer! :)
     
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  18. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    KOTZEBUE, Alaska (KTUU) - Peter Wilson of Kotzebue made his first formal appearance in court Tuesday afternoon for the kidnapping, sexual abuse and murder of a 10-year-old girl. His bail was set at $3 million.
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    Magistrate Judge Aaron Michels read through the charges one by one, with the elements of each offense, and the possible sentences if found guilty. When he asked after each, "Do you understand that charge and possible penalty?" Wilson responded each time with "Yes, your honor."
    Wilson could not enter a plea at Tuesday's hearing -- the felony charges are above the court's jurisdiction. The public defender agency was appointed to defend Wilson.
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    The charges here are as serious as we see in our system," Michels, the Magistrate Judge, said. He found that release and non-monetary conditions would not ensure Wilson's appearance in court or the safety of the community.

    If bail were to be reached, Wilson's bail conditions include no alcohol or controlled substances, no contact with any of the victim's family members, and no leaving the state.
     
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  19. Niner

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    Anyone find a court site that I can maybe access & see if there is the next court date set, since the article didn't say.... as usual!
     
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    Alaska man charged with murder, sex crimes in death of 10-year-old girl

    Investigators used scent-detecting dogs, DNA, cell phone data and surveillance footage to piece together the events leading up to Ashley's disappearance and death.
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    From there, here's what the investigative timeline shows:

    - 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Ashley goes missing
    - 5:20 pm: Wilson leaves on an ATV
    - 6:06 pm: video footage shows "an ATV with what appears to be one male and one juvenile female (who appears to be wearing a pink sweatshirt) driving past the camera..." and "...can be seen heading down the road towards the location where A.J.B.'s body was found."
    - 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Ashley's cell phone moves approximately two miles southeast of Kotzebue.
    - 7:12 - 8:00 pm: No data records for Ashley's cell phone, consistent with the phone being in an area without cell service.
    - 8:01 pm: Ashley's phone moves from the area southeast of Kotzebue back into the city.
    - 10:40 pm: Ashley's phone is in an area near a house Wilson was staying at.
    - 11:00 pm: Wilson goes to a friends house where he "seemed intoxicated," "unusually quiet," and then "passed out."
    - 12:00 am: Wilson's friend hears a phone ringing, discovers Ashley's phone in Wilson's jacket pocket and calls Ashley's parents.
    [.....]
    Prosecutors say DNA found on Ashley matches a DNA profile obtained from Wilson.
     
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