Marshall man accused of killing father’s fiancee
Updated on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2:40 p.m.
ANCHORAGE – A Western Alaska man has been charged with murder for allegedly killing his father’s fiancee while she was sleeping.
Nick Coffee, 31, of Marshall, is charged with first- and second-degree murder, according to court documents. Coffee is accused of fatally shooting 62-year-old Anna Rossman — Coffee’s father’s fiancee, Alaska State Troopers say. Her next of kin has been notified.
Coffee’s father, Aloysius Coffee, told troopers he was sleeping next to Rossman when gunshots woke him up, according to a sworn affidavit signed by Trooper Brian Haley. Authorities say Nick Coffee admitted to shooting Rossman six times, but charging documents do not indicate a motive.
Haley wrote that Nick Coffee obtained a .22 caliber rifle for the “sole purpose of killing Anna.”
“Nick loaded the gun with bullets that were inside the house and only stopped shooting because he ran out of bullets,” Haley wrote.
Aloysius Coffee contacted the health aide in Marshall, who then notified Aniak-based troopers of the death around 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Troopers say a former village police officer helped secure the area until troopers arrived.
Coffee was remanded to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel. The State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage will conduct an autopsy.
About 450 people live in the Yukon River community of Marshall, according to state data.