Almandinger cries as case handed off to jury

Almandinger cries as case handed off to jury

The defense attorney said the state didn’t prove Almandinger pulled the trigger. The Palmer District Attorney said the defendant is guilty of aiding and abetting the crime.

State, defense rest case in Almandinger’s murder trial

State, defense rest case in Almandinger’s murder trial

Erick Almandinger did not testify about his alleged role in David Grunwald’s death.

'It’s almost as if he’s one of them:' Grunwald rests with soldiers

'It’s almost as if he’s one of them:' Grunwald rests with soldiers

Homicide victim David Grunwald was buried at one of his parents’ plots at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery.

Grunwald’s autopsy photos show pistol whipping injuries, fatal shot

Grunwald’s autopsy photos show pistol whipping injuries, fatal shot

David Grunwald’s parents left the courtroom because they say they can’t look at the pictures from his autopsy. Suspect Erick Almandinger kept his head down the entire time.

Almandinger detailed Grunwald murder to troopers in interview

Almandinger detailed Grunwald murder to troopers in interview

On December 2, 2016, the same day Grunwald’s body was found, Almandinger told troopers it was Austin Barrett who pulled the trigger.

Evidence shows Almandinger deleted Snapchat, Facebook messages

Evidence shows Almandinger deleted Snapchat, Facebook messages

Investigators found a conversation between suspects Erick Almandinger and Dominic Johnson that was later deleted from Almandinger’s tablet.

Jury selection date set in Almandinger murder case

Jury selection date set in Almandinger murder case

Family of murdered teen David Grunwald say they've been on an emotional roller coaster. A Palmer judge on Wednesday set the date for jury selection in the murder trial for Erick Almandinger.

Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Part of Rodney Almandinger’s testimony centered around a series of 40 unanswered messages to his son Erick the night David Grunwald went missing.

David Grunwald’s parents testify in suspect’s murder trial

David Grunwald’s parents testify in suspect’s murder trial

Both Ben and Edie Grunwald say it’s difficult to put into words what it’s like to be in the courtroom with their son’s accused murderer Erick Almandinger every day.

Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death

Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death

Erick Almandinger is one of four people accused of shooting and killing Grunwald in November 2016.

'Gang-related' photos allowed in Almandinger trial

'Gang-related' photos allowed in Almandinger trial

Pictures depicting murder suspect Erick Almandinger doing “gang-related” activity will be shown to jurors during his trial.

Judge allows Grunwald body photos in murder trial

Judge allows Grunwald body photos in murder trial

Judge Gregory Heath ruled state prosecutors will be able to show pictures of David Grunwald's body at the crime scene and the autopsy to jurors during Erick Almandinger's murder trial.

Almandinger's statements admissible in Grunwald murder trial

Almandinger's statements admissible in Grunwald murder trial

Judge Gregory Heath denied a motion to suppress statements Erick Almandinger made to Alaska State Troopers in four interviews during the investigation into David Grunwald's murder.

Trial for defendants in David Grunwald case likely to start next year

Trial for defendants in David Grunwald case likely to start next year

A trial date for two of four teens charged in the David Grunwald murder case will likely come in 2019.
The judge denies the state's request to add aggravators of physical torture to the charges.

Second trial set for Grunwald murder suspect

Second trial set for Grunwald murder suspect

Dominic Johnson is the second of four suspects to get his own trial, which will begin in September. Austin Barrett and Bradley Renfro won’t likely go to trial until early 2019.

Parents of suspect in Grunwald murder testify

Parents of suspect in Grunwald murder testify

David Grunwald murder suspect Erick Almandinger wrapped up his evidentiary hearing with testimony from his father about his Snapchat account, which is mother talked about his interview with troopers after his arrest.

Three separate trials for four Grunwald murder suspects

Three separate trials for four Grunwald murder suspects

Last week Judge Heath signed off on a motion to sever Dominic Johnson's trial from his co-defendants Bradley Renfro and Austin Barrett. Suspect Erick Almandinger was already set for his own trial which begins in May.

Teen admits hiding guns used to kill David Grunwald

Teen admits hiding guns used to kill David Grunwald

Devin Peterson, 19, admits he hid two guns used in the November 2016 murder of the Palmer teenager, and provided gas cans later used to burn Grunwald’s truck.

Judge to decide on evidence before Grunwald murder suspect's trial

Judge to decide on evidence before Grunwald murder suspect's trial

Judge Gregory Heath set an evidentiary hearing for February 5 and 6. The Palmer District Attorney says that's when the judge will look at the motion to suppress statements Erick Almandinger made to investigators.

Three trials likely for four Grunwald murder suspects

Three trials likely for four Grunwald murder suspects

Dominic Johnson's attorney filed a motion to separate his case from Austin Barrett and Bradley Renfro. Erick Almandinger is already set to be tried on his own.

Teen accused in Grunwald murder seeks change of venue

Teen accused in Grunwald murder seeks change of venue

One of the teens accused of killing David Grunwald is hoping to have the trial moved out of the Valley.

New memorial unveiled for slain Palmer teen David Grunwald

New memorial unveiled for slain Palmer teen David Grunwald

It’s been six months since David Grunwald was allegedly beaten, kidnapped and shot to death. Now the 16-year-old’s life is being remembered with a new memorial at Academy Charter School in Palmer, where he attended 7th and 8th grade. “David was an awesome, amazing person and it’s a real loss,” David Grunwald’s mother, Edie Grunwald, […]
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Grunwald case suspect now faces federal child porn charges

Grunwald case suspect now faces federal child porn charges

Devin Peterson’s long list of child pornography-related charges has grown to include two federal charges. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the 18-year-old is one of the five Valley teens arrested in connection with David Grunwald’s murder. Alaska State Troopers seized Peterson’s phone during that investigation and found a disturbing video that could send […]
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Indictment: Grunwald case suspect allegedly recorded sexual assault of a minor

Indictment: Grunwald case suspect allegedly recorded sexual assault of a minor

A grand jury handed down an indictment on Jan. 12 that connects a suspect in the David Grunwald homicide case to the alleged sexual assault of a minor that was filmed in the Valley in July 2016. The jury indicted 22-year-old Jordan Santistevan on two charges for the July incident — second-degree sexual assault and second-degree sexual […]
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Teen charged in Grunwald murder listed as ‘suspect’ in separate death investigation

Teen charged in Grunwald murder listed as ‘suspect’ in separate death investigation

“New information” has prompted Alaska State Troopers to reopen the case of the death of 16-year-old Frank Woodford.