Case re-opened in 2009
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A cold case murder trial has started in Juneau involving the shooting of a Washington State woman by her boyfriend at Yakutat’s Glacier Bear Lodge in 1996.
The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/1giXnn6) reports the case involving the shooting death of Sandra Perry by Robert Kowalski was re-opened in 2009 after Kowalski was convicted of homicide for killing a different girlfriend in Montana in 2008.
The incident involving Perry took place in their bedroom at the lodge on July 21, 1996. It was then ruled accidental. He’s facing first- and second-degree murder charges.
Kowalski says he heard a bear at the bedroom window and grabbed his Mossberg 12-gauge. He tripped over a chord on his way to the window, causing the gun to go off and killing Perry.
Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com
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