Anchorage man indicted for murder of wife and daughter
A jury has indicted a man for the murders of his wife and 13-year-old daughter.
According to a press release from the Department of Law, 34-year-old Tylan Fely has been charged with multiple charges of first- and second-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, arson, criminal mischief and weapons misconduct. DOL says the prosecution has also charged Fely with first-degree corpse misconduct and second-degree criminally negligent burning.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, Cecilia Tuuaga and her daughter were found dead in an SUV fire in late November.
Court documents say Fely initially denied knowing anything about the whereabouts of his wife and daughter or the vehicle fire. He then admitted he was in the car with both of them.
"There had recently been a domestic violence restraining order taken out by the mother on behalf of the daughter against the defendant at the time that the killings are believed to have occurred," Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay said at Fely's arraignment Dec. 2. "This is a very serious, the most serious, domestic violence crime that could have been committed against two of his family members and the defendant does have other children."
If convicted, the state says Fely faces a sentence up to 99 years of prison for each murder charge. He also faces up to five years each for evidence tampering, arson, criminal mischief and weapons misconduct charges, with up to one year for corpse misconduct and criminally negligent burning.
DOL says Fely is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 12.
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