- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 38-year-old Anchorage man convicted of second-degree murder has been sentenced to 46 years in prison.

The Alaska Dispatch News (https://bit.ly/1v0mmns) reports Joshua Wagner was convicted of stabbing a neighbor, Norman “George” Dennis, in October 2011.

Jurors at his trial in February rejected Wagner’s claim of self-defense.

Wagner was living in a travel trailer parked near Dennis’ rental home and had stored belongings in Dennis’ garage.

A witness told police the men began fighting in Dennis’ garage and that Wagner had a knife. Dennis was stabbed nine times but retreated into his home and locked the door before he collapsed. He died at a hospital.

Investigators said Wagner broke windows in the home, yelled that he was going to kill Dennis and sprayed a fire extinguisher into the home.


Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com

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