Many people are familiar with the story of Robert Stroud, one of the country’s most famous inmates of the last century, and how he spent over half his life in solitary confinement and gained fame for his careful study of birds and bird diseases. But many people probably don’t know that Stroud was initially sent to prison for a murder he committed just a few short blocks away from the present-day Alaska State Capitol in downtown Juneau.
Simone Kim’s family allege that gun shop owner Ray Coxe is liable for his murder.
Pictures of events and major figures in a recent civil trial on a wrongful death lawsuit over the taking of rifle from a Juneau gun shop that was later used in a Juneau homicide.
Convicted murderer Jason Coday is found liable for $10 million damages for pain and suffering, lost income, and punitive damages.
A 12-person jury is now considering the case of a Juneau gun dealer accused of negligence for allowing a rifle that was later used in a homicide to be taken from his shop.
Ray Coxe’s attorney Tony Sholty will make his closing arguments on Friday.
Ray Coxe of Rayco Sales denies illegal sale of rifle to convicted murderer Jason Coday.
Rayco Sales owner Ray Coxe accepts responsibility for years of mistakes, but denies ever making an illegal firearms sale.
Justices say its possible that expert witness affidavits should have been considered in the civil suit against gun store owner Ray Coxe.