Marshall convicted of assault, facing up to 20 years


Greg Knight

Steve Marshall, center, confers with his attorney, Michael Heiser, and members of his family after being found guilty of felony assault charges. Marshall will be sentenced on Aug. 20 in Wrangell’s First District Court.

A Wrangell jury last week found 54-year-old Steve Marshall guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend in 2011, though the panel acquitted him of a more serious set of charges accusing him of sexual assault.

The twelve-member jury returned their verdict in the late afternoon of Saturday, June 8 after deliberation began on the previous day, lasting for nearly 12 hours.

Specifically, Marshall was found guilty of Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Third Degree – charges that Judge William Carey said carry a possible sentence of between 7-to-20 years in an Alaska prison.

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