- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A 19-year-old man is going to trail on a manslaughter charge in a fatal Juneau stabbing.

The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/1NZDGR2) a grand jury indicted Kevin Nauska last week, declining a first-degree murder charge after hearing conflicting evidence from witnesses.

Nauska has said he was defending himself during a dispute that led to the stabbing death of 37-year-old Jordon Sharclane.

Sharclane’s son, 19-year-old Michael Sharclane, is recovering from stab wounds to the stomach.

Nauska entered his not guilty plea during an arraignment Thursday.

Judge Louis Menendez granted the defense’s request for a jury trial and set it for March. Also at the defense’s request, Menendez cut Nauska’s $100,000 bond in half.

Court-appointed attorney Eve Soutiere of the Office of Public Advocacy said she would like the bond further reduced soon.

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Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com

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