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Anthony Pisano Indicted for Three Murders

September 22, 2017

(Anchorage, AK) On September 21, 2017, 43 year old Anthony Pisano of Anchorage for intentionally causing the death of three men on September 12, 2017. Pisano was indicted on 10 counts, including three counts of murder in the first degree, an unclassified felony.

On September 12, 2017, at approximately 9:56 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found three men who had been shot. Two of the men were determined to be already deceased and the third was taken to a local hospital and died there. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Pisano was identified as a suspect.

Pisano faces a potential sentence of up to 99 years in prison for each murder in the first degree charge. A defendant’s sentence is determined by the judge who must consider the circumstances of the offense, the impact on the victim 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. Pisano is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Pisano is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Monday, September 25, 2017 at approximately 1:45 p.m. His bail was previously set at $500,000 cash and a court approved third party custody.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney John Darnall at (907) 269-6300 or john.darnall@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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