Mountain Village teen held in 'execution style' murder
A 16-year-old charged with murdering a Mountain Village man last week shot him to death with one of his own stolen guns according to Alaska State Troopers, who have arrested the teen in what they describe as an “execution style” slaying.
According to AST's online dispatch, 16-year-old Raymond Landlord was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a family member found Coy Bryan, 18, dead at his Mountain Village home on April 24.
Bryan's body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Anchorage where his death was determined to be a homicide.
An affidavit against Landlord, written by Trooper Todd Moehring, said that on the day of the shooting, Landlord broke the front window of Bryan’s home with “his hand covered by his sleeve” to enter through it.
As soon as Landlord entered the home, Moehring said, he was confronted by Bryan. Landlord fired a shot from a .22 caliber pistol he had found inside at Bryan, in an attempt to keep him from seeing Landlord’s face.
“Coy attempted to leave the residence, but Landlord continued to fire the pistol at Coy two more times,” Moehring wrote. “One of the shots struck Coy in the back of the head, killing Coy. Landlord then stood over Coy in execution style, and shot Coy one final time in the head to ensure he was dead.”
After the shooting, Moehring said, Landlord stole the murder weapon and three other pistols from Bryan’s home as well as more than $400 in cash. During a hunting trip, Landlord allegedly let his hunting partner fire all four of the pistols.
“After the partner fired the .22 pistol, Landlord told the partner, ‘(T)his is the gun I used to kill Coy,’” Moehring wrote. “Landlord later threw all four pistols into an open hole in the ice of the Yukon River several miles from the village.”
Landlord used the stolen money to buy alcohol and marijuana, Moehring said, “that he gave to other teens in the village.”
Following an interview with Landlord, he was arrested and taken to Bethel. Landlord is being held on $750,000 bail, with a court-approved third-party custodian required for his release.
Chris Klint contributed information to this story.
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