- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 59-year-old Tanana man testified Tuesday that his son fired the shots that killed two Alaska State Troopers last year.

But Arvin Kangas says he has no clear memory of details afterward, such as whether he removed the slain officers’ handguns from their holsters.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1aSH9Qu) reports Kangas testified in Nenana, where he’s being tried on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.

His son, Nathanial “Satch” Kangas, faces trial in November on murder charges in the deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and trooper Gabe Rich.

The officers were attempting to arrest the elder Kangas they were shot

Prosecutors say body recorders on the slain officers picked up sounds of Arvin Kangas arranging the officers’ weapons to make it appear as if his son had acted to save his father’s life.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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