Homer man charged in “Poopdeck Trail” murder case

Homer Police arrested a man in connection with a three-year-old murder case on Sunday.

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Lee John Henry, 55, has been charged with murdering Mark Matthews on July 28, 2013 near the Poopdeck Trail.

Henry was arraigned on Oct. 17 in Homer Courthouse for first-degree murder. Judge Margaret Murphy appointed him a public defender, but did not set bail.

According to a press release, the Homer Police arrested Henry on Oct. 16 on Pioneer Avenue. He was reportedly taken into custody without incident.

If convicted, Henry will face 30 to 99 years in prison and up to a $500,000 fine.

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Shahla Farzan is a reporter with KBBI - Homer. Shahla first caught the radio bug as a world music host for WMHC, the oldest college radio station operated exclusively by women. Before coming to KBBI, she worked at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and as a science writer for the California Environmental Legacy Project. She is currently completing her Ph.D in ecology at the University of California-Davis, where she studies native bees. When she's not producing audio stories, you can find Shahla beachcombing or buried in a good book.

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