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Wells Sentenced to Life Again, ADQ CG Killings #14470771 01/15/20
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Thinking the 9th District Court is pretty useless... another trial for what end?

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/M...in-2012-sentenced-to-life-566984851.html


Man who killed 2 Coast Guard employees in 2012 sentenced to life

A sketch artist's depiction of Wells on the stand during his 2014 trial.
By Kortnie Horazdovsky | Posted: Tue 1:50 PM, Jan 14, 2020

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for the murder of two Coast Guard employees in 2012. James Michael Wells, 68, was convicted of the murders in 2014, and his conviction had been overturned in 2017 by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In October of 2019, he faced a re-trial and was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of murder of an officer or employee of the United States, and two counts of possession and use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

Electrician's Mate First Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Boatswain's Mate Richard Belisle were found dead in their duty station at the Coast Guard station on Kodiak Island in April 2012. The two men worked with Wells at the Rigger Shop at the USCG antenna maintenance facility at the Coast Guard's communication station.

Prosecutors say that Wells shot and killed the two men shortly after 7 a.m. There was no evidence of a break-in or robbery at the duty station. Wells should have been at work about the same time as the other two men, but left phone messages for the two victims, after the victims' time of death, claiming he was running late due to a flat tire.

Security footage, however, showed Wells passing the main gate of the base driving toward the airport before 7 a.m. and then driving back toward his residence at 7:22 a.m. Evidence showed that Wells swapped vehicles at the airport, and drove his wife's vehicle to the Rigger Shop. Prosecutors also found that a nail in Wells' tire had been manually inserted, and not picked up driving on the road.


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Re: Wells Sentenced to Life Again, ADQ CG Killings [Re: Sitka deer] #14470809 01/15/20
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That jackass should be taken on a fishing trip.


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and the 9th circus court of liberal appeals needs swept off the face of the earth.

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I wish I knew where he hid the gun. His story had more holes in it than a 50 fathom gill net, and his lies subsequently to try to cover them were pathetic.

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As a fellow Coast Guardsman with 30 years of service, I thank everyone for their support/Chuck Green

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What fresh hell the 9th put those families through


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I met Rich in Kodiak, he was a great guy. Wells likely has a special place in hell waiting for him.


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Originally Posted by Blacktail308
I met Rich in Kodiak, he was a great guy. Wells likely has a special place in hell waiting for him.

By all accounts the victims were both good guys. Wells was just strange...


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