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Indictments Returned Against Three Defendants for January 29 Homicide

February 18, 2015

Three men were indicted in Anchorage yesterday for their role in the January 29, 2015 homicide of 20 year old Jeanpal Borge in Anchorage. 18 year old Nathaniel Kile, 19 year old Makur Chan, and 20 year old Simon Chuar were indicted on charges of murder in the second degree and robbery in the first degree. They will be arraigned in Anchorage on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Chuar was also indicted on charges of attempted murder in the first degree and misconduct involving a weapon in the first degree.

On January 29, 2015, shortly after midnight, Anchorage Police responded to a parking lot near the intersection of DeBarr Road and Bragaw Street based on a report of shots fired. Patrol officers discovered a man who appeared to be deceased. That man was identified later as Borge. The investigation revealed that Borge and a juvenile met the defendants in the parking lot with the intent to deliver a quarter pound of marijuana. Shortly after arriving in the parking lot, shots were fired and Borge was struck.

If convicted, each of the defendants faces a sentence of 10 to 99 years in prison for murder in the second degree and up to 20 years for robbery in the first degree. Chuar faces a sentence of five to 99 years for attempted murder in the first degree and up to 20 years for misconduct involving a weapon in the first degree. Sentencing is based on the judge’s view of the seriousness of the crime and the offender’s criminal history, if any.

The indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent. The State must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CONTACT: Deputy District Attorney Clint Campion @ (907) 269-6324 or clinton.campion@alaska.gov at the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.

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