ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a well-known Barrow attorney with a shotgun in 2014 has been found guilty on seven counts, including first- and second-degree murder.
A jury on Thursday found Ronald Fischer guilty of the two murder charges, three counts of third- and fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest and violation of release, KTUU-TV reported .
The victim, 47-year-old Brian Sullivan, was shot twice in the face with a pump-action shotgun. Fischer is accused of shooting Sullivan after finding him at his ex-girlfriend’s house.
Fischer had previous domestic issues with his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.
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Fischer’s attorney had said they didn’t intend to dispute the fact that their client killed Sullivan, but they asked the jury to consider all the evidence and testimony before reaching a decision. The attorney argued that the mitigating circumstances surrounding the killing hinge on volatile human emotion.
Fischer is scheduled to be sentenced April 6 in Utqiagvik. He’s being held in jail without bail.
Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com