- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man convicted of a fatal shooting outside a now-defunct Anchorage nightclub could spend up to 65 years in prison.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1NN0gfs) Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Korakanh Phornsavanh to 65 years with 20 suspended, saying Friday that the community has had enough of the shootings in the area.

Jurors convicted Phornsavanh of killing Said Beshirov outside Platinum Jaxx after a Halloween party in 2012.

Defense attorney Daniel Lowery told the judge that the verdict was a failure of Alaska’s justice system. He had argued witnesses didn’t point to his client as the shooter, and asked for a 40-year sentence.

State prosecutor Jenna Gruenstein argued for a 60-year sentence.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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