Jury convicts Anchorage man on all counts in 2016 murder
A jury almost immediately returned a guilty verdict in the death of an Anchorage tattoo artist nearly two years ago, hours after receiving the case.
Trayvon Morrissette was convicted of first-degree, second-degree murder and burglary Tuesday afternoon, after jurors took less than three hours to deliberate in the case.
When Morrissette took the stand Wednesday, he said he had shifted from cocaine to methamphetamine shortly before the shooting. A brief confrontation with Rea-Villa in a bathroom at a Lore Road home, he said, led to the shooting.
“I remember pulling out the gun and I remember shooting him,” Morrissette said.
Morrissette's sentencing was set for Oct. 5. First-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison in Alaska.
Bryan Dunagan and Scott Gross contributed information to this story.
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