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New Evidence in Fairbanks 4 Case

Dan Bross

Hundreds of Alaska Natives gathered outside the state court house in Fairbanks yesterday to hear news about a local murder case that’s long raised questions.  Four Fairbanks men, 3 of whom are Alaska Native, are serving time for the 1997 stomping death of local teen John Hartman. The case of “the Fairbanks Four” lacked physical evidence and has been reexamined in recent years by local Native advocates and the Alaska Innocence Project. Yesterday the group filed requests for post conviction relief that cite evidence showing the men are innocent.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.