Strawn indicted for alleged trailer park murder

Christopher Strawn appears in Juneau District Court Oct. 22 after his arrest for the alleged murder of Brandon Cook. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
Christopher Strawn in Juneau District Court on Oct. 22 after his arrest for the alleged murder of Brandon Cook. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

A grand jury has returned with a seven-count indictment against a Juneau man who was arrested for murder last month.

Christopher D. Strawn, 32, is being charged with murder in the first degree and two counts of murder in the second degree. He’s also being charged with a single count each of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault in the third degree, and misconduct involving weapons.

Strawn was arrested Oct. 21 at his trailer home on Stephen Richards Drive. Brandon Cook, 30, was shot and killed the previous evening in a trailer at the Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park.

The murder, manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges are related to Cook’s death. The assault charge is based on an alleged threat of bodily harm toward another person in the Kodzoff trailer who was also a witness to the alleged murder. The weapons charge is related to Strawn allegedly possessing a firearm after he was already convicted of a felony.

Strawn remains at Lemon Creek Correctional Center; he hasn’t posted the $1 million cash bail.

The indictment moves the case out of Juneau District Court and into Superior Court. Strawn will be asked to enter a plea during an arraignment hearing within the next few days.

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