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Kasilof man convicted of 1998 double murder dies in Anchorage prison

Posted: December 18, 2012 - 11:24pm  |  Updated: December 19, 2012 - 11:49am

Robert V. Freeman, a Kasilof man who was sentenced in 1999 for murdering two Kenai Peninsula women, died Sunday at the Anchorage Correctional Center. He was 71.

Freeman died of natural causes, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch.

On Sunday at 4:54 p.m., the Alaska Bureau of Investigation Major Crimes Unit received a report about Freeman’s death. Troopers have reported he died due to natural causes, but the state’s Medical Examiner Officer was notified. No foul play is suspected.

A Kenai jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Freeman on Dec. 1, 1999.

Freeman was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder for the fatal shootings of Jean Iwaszko, 33, of Kasilof and Tracy Eason, 28, of Soldotna. He also was convicted on three counts of third-degree assault — one for each of the prosecution’s three star witnesses who were either present during or shortly after the shootings.

He shot the two women during an alcohol-fueled rage on the night of July 17, 1998.

After a night at a local bar, Freeman, his girlfriend and two other women went back to his secluded log cabin. An argument erupted. He grabbed a double-action .44 magnum pistol and shot the two women multiple times. The third woman, Sharene Baker Christensen, ran and hid in a bathroom, and later behind a chair as the gunman stalked around the house.

The case was distinguished from most homicide cases by the number of witnesses present during the crime and the harrowing tales they told, said then-Kenai District Attorney Dwayne McConnell during his closing argument. Luckily, there were only four bullets in Freeman’s gun, he said.

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motely 12/29/12 - 10:24 am
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More rice and spam

Yes so true ! and glad as well to live here and not the big city,
got lots of canned goodies shoved away too,
Turn in your old gun and we'll give you a certificate for x amount of $$, great tactic, turn weapon in while I'm sure writing your name down, get the certificate ! and buy food or what ever, cause your guard is now down and you have a few bucks that you did not have prior, NICE ONE GOVERNMENT !

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motely 12/29/12 - 11:01 am
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Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 12/31/12 - 10:47 am
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Good article on Guns

The Clarion ran an article titled Questions for gun-controllers, written by Rich Lowry this sundays printing on page A4. Check it out as this kid seems to have nailed it on the head unless i missread it. Thanks for this article.
It's not about the 280+ million guns we have as Americans, it's about total control and dependance on Govt. for protection which they cannot provide for all of us, let alone a select few. If all people packed then there would continue to be a decrease in crime due to the simple knowledge of we're ready for you to do something stupid against innocent people.
ALL TEACHERS AND LEGAL ADULT CITIZENS NEED TO BE PACKING AND READY FOR WHEN TROUBLE COMES, AND IT WILL COME.

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