APD: Mary Rose Carter accused of shooting, stabbing Anchorage man
Last updated at 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, May 11
The Anchorage Police Department says Mary Rose Carter has been arrested for the murder of Gregg Niwa. According to a release from the agency, on Monday Carter, 32, was at Niwa’s home, where they’d both been drinking. The two got into an argument, then Carter shot Niwa before stabbing him “several” times in the torso,” APD said.
“She ran from the home and did not contact police,” police wrote in a release.
Tuesday afternoon, Niwa’s roommate discovered his body.
Carter was picked up by police Wednesday. She was questioned, arrested, and then charged with first-and-second-degree murder.
According to Carter’s charging documents, Niwa’s roommate told police he met Carter about a month and a half ago and started drinking heavily with her. The roommate told police they’d go through a gallon of R&R per day and argued frequently.
The criminal complaint says when detectives found Carter, she explained she and Niwa were alone Monday night, after drinking heavily for two days straight, when they began to argue over “pregnancy concerns.” Carter told APD Niwa shot a handgun multiple times, then set it down and might have been going to get another gun. That’s when she picked it up and shot him, then got knives from the kitchen and stabbed him multiple times, “so he would not get up.”
Update at 5:22 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10
Mary Rose Carter was located, APD said in a brief statement.
Updated at 11:18 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10
Anchorage police are asking for the public’s help locating a 32-year-old woman, which they believe may have information on Tuesday’s homicide.
Mary Rose Carter is described as 5 feet and 7 inches tall, 214 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 907-786-8900.
Original story posted on Tuesday, May 9
Anchorage police are investigating the murder of a man found dead Tuesday afternoon.
Few other details were immediately available, but in a release the Anchorage Police Department wrote that they responded to the 1700 block of S Salem Drive at 2:24 p.m. for reports of an injured man. When they arrived they found a man dead at a home, the department explained.
“More information will be released once facts have been confirmed in the case,” police said.
No one has been arrested, the agency said.
Anyone with information is urged to call police dispatch at 907-786-8900. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-STOP.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.
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