ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in a Fairbanks stabbing death.
Sheldon Wolfe is charged with killing 40-year-old Armagan Idil, who was found with a stab wound to his neck in a parking lot near a busy intersection on the city’s east side.
A witness called 911 after spotting Idil on the ground. Idil died at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Police used footprints in fresh snow to find Wolfe at the Alaska Motor Inn.
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Wolfe told police he was walking with a friend when Idil confronted the friend and struck the friend with a cylindrical weapon.
Wolfe said he intervened and Idil struck him. Wolfe said he stabbed Idil in the shoulder with a knife he later threw into the Tanana River.
Public defenders representing Wolfe had no comment on the case.