Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel
Two men in Bethel have been charged with murder, in what police are describing as a prolonged and torturous killing. Now a law clerk from the Bethel Courthouse has also been arrested. And the Bethel Police say the investigation is not over yet. Police say a Hooper Bay man was tortured – beaten across his entire body – and killed in Bethel, in Southwest Alaska.
The Tundra Drums reports tips led police to discover the Wednesday night slaying of 19-year-old Benjamin J. Kaiser.
Police Chief Larry Elarton says the two men were arrested Thursday in Bethel on murder charges, 32-year-old Harry Ned Williams and 46-year-old Jeffrey Allan Hout.
At least part of the beating took place in a shed behind Hout’s house, where blood was found.
Elarton says the beating seems to have centered around a property dispute.
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