Abbott pleads not guilty to Sitka murders

Jason Abbott has pleaded not guilty to murder. The eighteen-year-old was arraigned in Sitka Superior court this morning by telephone from Juneau’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center, where he is being held on $1 million bail. A Sitka grand jury indicted Abbott yesterday on four counts of murder in the first degree, and one count of attempted murder is the first degree, for his role in the March 25th slayings of his grandparents, an aunt, and her boyfriend. A second aunt remains hospitalized in Sitka.

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka