Sunday, May 19, 2013
21-Year-Old Accused Gunman Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder
Mozelle Nalan, 19, still on life support after being shot multiple times outside Spenard assisted living home for the mentally ill
ANCHORAGE—Michael McEvoy, 21, pled not guilty Thursday afternoon to attempted murder.
McEvoy was accused of shooting Mozelle Nalan, 19, at a Spenard assisted living home for the mentally ill, where they had both once lived.
Both Nalan and McEvoy were at the home, Soteria-Alaska, on June 30, the day the shooting occurred.
Witnesses told police there was no sign of an argument or other obvious explanation for what they heard next—gunshots ringing out from the back deck.
A resident who rushed outside told police she saw McEvoy standing over Nalan, shooting her multiple times in the head and neck.
Family members attending the arraignment from Skagway, where Nalan grew up, say the young woman is on life support and that doctors told them recently that Nalan is not expected to live.
The family says it is likely she will be removed from life support in the near future..
McEvoy has been in prison since his arrest and today a judge set his bail at $500,000. His trial is supposed to start on October 31.