Man accused of killing girlfriend during suicide attempt arraigned
An Anchorage man accused of killing his girlfriend while attempting to kill himself appeared in court Sunday. A grand jury indicted Victor Sibson, 21, on a charge of second-degree murder.
Police responded to a 911 call in at the Club at Eagle Point apartments in Midtown during the early morning hours of April 19, and found Sibson, and 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag suffering from critical gunshot wounds. First responders transported both to a local hospital, but Haag died later in the day.
Prosecutors believe the incident involved a single bullet, “He had an entry wound on the left side of his head, he had an exit wound on the top of his skull,” assistant district attorney James Fayette told KTVA. He says evidence shows the bullet likely hit Haag, striking her vital organs, after it exited Sibson’s skull.
A month after the shooting, Sibson turned himself in to Anchorage police, just after noon on Friday.
He wore a helmet that covered his injuries as he faced a judge Sunday afternoon. Sibson said he is unemployed, can’t afford the set $250,000 bail, and asked the judge, “Could we figure out if I’m guilty or not today?”
The judge entered a procedural ‘not guilty’ plea on Sibson’s behalf.
If convicted, Sibson faces up to 99 years in prison.
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