Like you, we were shocked and saddened by the tragic crime in Mountain View last weekend. Our deepest condolences are with all those affected by this tragedy.
Along with Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), we asked Attorney General Michael Geraghty to investigate why the accused perpetrator was released from jail just hours before this crime. Once the full details of this case become clear, we intend to pursue whatever changes are necessary to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again.
Shortly after we sent our request, the Department of Law announced it will investigate the circumstances surrounding the accused’s release from jail. We will keep you updated as more facts emerge.
This past Wednesday, Mountain View residents and citizens from the larger community rallied for a fundraiser to benefit the families of those affected by this terrible crime. Thank you to community resident Ma’o Tosi and the organization AK Pride for organizing live music performances and a car wash to raise money at this event.
Rep. Tarr with community organizer Ma’o Tosi at the rally to benefit the family affected by this tragedy.
We are proud to be members of such a resilient and generous community, and we hope you will continue to support our friends and neighbors during this difficult time.
Senator Johnny Ellis
Representative Geran Tarr
P.S. – If you haven’t had a chance yet, please consider making a donation to the family impacted by this tragedy: http://www.gofundme.com/anchoragecommunitysupport