New charges related to the shooting deaths of two Alaska State Troopers accuse a father and son of moving the bodies of the two officers to reposition their service weapons.
Twenty-year-old Nathanial Kangas already faces murder and other charges in the May 1 shooting deaths of the troopers in Tanana. His father, Arvin Kangas, was originally charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports supplemental charges were handed down Friday. Charges don’t indicate why the weapons were moved, but troopers said on May 2 that the officers were shot from behind and didn’t have a chance to draw their weapons.
Both have pleaded not guilty to three additional counts of evidence tampering. Arvin Kangas also entered not guilty pleas to additional hindering prosecution charges.