Grand Jury Indicts Man in Alaska Prosecutor’s Shooting Death

An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old man accused of shooting a prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman.

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Ronald Fischer is charged with first- and second- degree murder in the Dec. 8 shotgun death of 48-year-old Brian Sullivan, who was an assistant district attorney in Barrow, the country’s northernmost community.

Authorities say Sullivan was shot at the home of a woman who had children in a past relationship with Fischer. The indictment also charges Fischer with assault by placing the woman in fear with a shotgun.

The indictment was handed up Thursday by a grand jury in Nome because Sullivan had been presenting cases to a grand jury in Barrow.

Fischer is represented by public defender Mark Billingsley, who did not immediately comment Friday.