Man Charged With Murder Out On Ankle Monitor
Police arrested Derrick Torian back in February in Spearfish, South Dakota, charged for the March 2000 murder of Genevieve Tetpon.
The man charged with the cold case murder of Genevieve Tetpon in March 2000 rejoins the Anchorage community.
Police arrested Derrick Torian back in February in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Torian walked out of the Anchorage Jail a free man Saturday afternoon.
Alaska Pretrial Services, a private company acting, is acting as Torian’s third-party custodian and insists its clients are kept on a tight watch.
Their system is attached to an ankle and secured with a steel security cuff that cannot be removed.
Officials say it’s important to remember individuals are innocent until proven guilty, but public safety is still the primary concern.
“There will be a random urinalysis performed. Our system uses a GPS cellular tracking device that will be attached to his ankle. It's actually the only system in the United States and the only one in Alaska that's actually approved by the U.S. government under the Adam Walsh Act,” said Dennis Johnson,director for Alaska Pretrial Service.
Officials say the Adam Walsh Act was created back in the 1980s after America's Most Wanted tv host John Walsh suffered the loss of his son to a defendant out on bail.
Alaska Pretrial Services also says one of its programs gives victims a device so it can be paged to alert them if the defendant is nearby.