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Marshall guilty of assault in first, third degree

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The jury reached a verdict in the State v. Marshall trial Saturday in Wrangell.

Marshall was alleged to have assaulted his former girlfriend in Bloom’s Trailer Court in December 2011.

He faced seven felony charges.

Counts one through four were for sexual or attempted sexual assault.

Counts five through seven were for assault or fear of assault.

The jury went into deliberation at 4:30 pm on Friday and reached a verdict just after 2pm Saturday.

Marshall was found not guilty of charges one through four, and count six.

He was found guilty of charge five—assault in the first degree, and charge seven—assault in the third degree.

A class A felony in Alaska carries with it a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and a minimum sentence of seven to 11 years.

Marshall was represented by defense attorney Michael Heiser of Ketchikan.

The prosecuting attorney was Jean Seaton of Sitka.

The honorable judge William Carey presided.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 20th at 11am.

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