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Jury Selection Begins in Slayings of 8 on Boat

January 20, 1986|Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — More than three years after eight bodies were found in a smoldering fishing boat in a quiet cove, jury selection begins today in the trial of a crew member accused of the killings.

John Kenneth Peel, 25, a boat builder from Bellingham, Wash., faces eight counts of first-degree murder and one charge of first-degree arson.

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