Thursday, March 15, 2012

First slayings since 1996 stun Alaska town: ; Police say teen stabbed four to death, injured fifth

SITKA, Alaska - Not much new happens in this sleepy littlesoutheast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like itthat way.

But a call to 911 last week ruined their sense of peace.

A man on a cell phone directed officials to a home where therewas a "guy outside stabbing people." The dispatcher heard screamingin the background.

By the time police arrived, three people were dead inside thehouse, and two more lay outside bleeding; only one would survive.Police don't have a motive for the attacks, the city's firstslayings since 1996.

Jason Alex Abbott, a gaunt 18-year-old with a shaved head, hasbeen charged with four counts of murder, accused of …

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