140-Year Sentence Upheld by Court of Appeals

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

Jason Abbott will be at least 66 years of age before he is eligible for parole.

The Alaska State Court of Appeals on Wednesday (12-8-10) upheld the 140-year sentence imposed on Abbott by the superior court in February.

In 2008 Abbott, then 18, stabbed to death his two grandparents, an aunt and her boyfriend in their Sitka home. The three-member panel of appellate judges concluded that the sentence was consistent for cases of murder involving multiple victims.

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