ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Ketchikan man has been charged with first-degree murder in a shooting death at a logging camp on Prince of Wales Island.
Alaska State Troopers say Timothy Murphy confessed to shooting 64-year-old Brian Stanton at the Phoenix Logging Camp.
Prince of Wales Island is west of Ketchikan.
Troopers shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday were notified by logging camp staff that Stanton had been shot and killed at the camp at Keete Inlet about 15 miles from Hydaburg.
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Troopers say Murphy made incriminating statements to logging camp employees. He was jailed in Craig.
A message left with his attorney, public defender Katrina Larsen, was not immediately returned. The public defender’s office routinely declines to comment on pending cases.