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Press Release

Aleknagik Man Indicted for Attempted Murder

March 7, 2016

On March 3, 2016, Robin Chythlook was indicted for attempted murder and assault in the first degree. Chythlook is alleged to have stabbed his wife multiple times in and near their home in Aleknagik. Aleknagik is a community approximately 16 miles northwest of Dillingham with a population of around 220.

An Aleknagik Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) intervened during the alleged assault. Chythlook is alleged to have responded by pointing a loaded rifle at the VPSO. Chythlook’s indictment is a product of the investigation of the Alaska State Troopers with assistance from VPSOs.

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. If convicted, Chythlook faces a sentence of five to 99 years for attempted murder in the first degree, which is an unclassified felony offense. Sentencing is determined by the court’s evaluation of the circumstances of the offense and the defendant. Chythlook will be arraigned in Dillingham Superior Court on March 8, 2016.

If you or someone you know commits acts of domestic violence, please consider a batterer intervention program (BIP). BIPs deliver education intended to promote behavioral change that will result in victim health and safety. For more information, please visit the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault website.

Contact: District Attorney Clint Campion at (907) 269-6300 or

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