3 indicted in fatal Midtown slashing
A grand jury has indicted three men accused in a deadly stabbing two weeks ago in Midtown.
Bert Jones, Jr., 32, 27-year-old Shalom Gilmore and 39-year-old Ralph Jim were each indicted Monday in the murder of 28-year-old Philip Cleveland.
Anchorage Police were called to the 200 block of Northern Lights Boulevard late in the night on August 9 where they found Cleveland suffering a cut to his throat, along with stabbing wounds to his neck and face, as well as broken bones in his face; an autopsy found that he had “defensive” wounds on his hands and arms. Cleveland was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Officers were able to recover surveillance video from a nearby business that captured the homicide, allowing them to identify their suspects.
Jones, Jr. is facing murder in the first and second degree. His bond was set at $250,000 plus a court-approved third party custodian.
Gilmore was indicted on the charge of murder in the first degree, while Jim was indicted for second-degree murder. Both Gilmore and Jim had bond set in the amount of $50,000 plus a court-approved third party custodian.
Murder in the first degree carries a prison sentence of 25 to 99 years, while murder in the second degree carries a sentence of 15 to 99 years.
All three suspects are to be arraigned Wednesday in Superior Court.