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Kevin Dyer Indicted for Attempted Murder

April 10, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) Today, 24 year old Kevin Dyer was indicted for attempting to kill Michael Kasnick in Anchorage on February 6, 2017 by stabbing him in the neck at Dyer’s residence. The grand jury indicted Dyer on one count of attempted murder in the first degree and one count of assault in the first degree.

At approximately 1:34 a.m. on February 6, 2017, the Anchorage Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting a stabbing. Officers responded and found that Dyer had been stabbed. Officers contacted Kasnick at the hospital where he was treated for a stabbing to the neck. Kasnick reported that he had been staying at Dyer’s residence.

If convicted at trial, Dyer faces a sentence of five to 99 years in prison for attempted murder in the first degree. A defendant’s sentence is determined by the judge who must consider the circumstances of the offense, the impact on the victim(s) and the community, and the potential for rehabilitation of the defendant. The charges in the indictment are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Dyer is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. He is being held on bail requiring a $10,000 cash or corporate appearance bond and a court-approved third party custodian.

CONTACT: District Attorney Clint Campion at (907) 269-6300 or clinton.campion@alaska.gov. More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at http://www.law.alaska.gov/department/criminal/adao.html.

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