Death under investigation

    Yakutat, Alaska (KINY) A fight led to a death here Sunday of a Washington State man, Alaska State Troopers said.

    John Fergerson, 61, of Bremerton, Washington, was killed after a fight with John Stapleton, 46, of Kent, Washington, Troopers said.

    Troopers said they received a request for assistance from the Yakutat Police Department Sunday.  Members of the General Investigation Unit in Palmer responded and arrested Stapleton on charges of murder in the second degree.

    Troopers also reported that the victim was stabbed during the fight.  An autopsy will be performed in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

     

     

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