Judge declines to jail Fairbanks Four defendant in new case
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – One of the men known as the Fairbanks Four will be free on bail as he awaits the outcome of a new criminal case.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 40-year-old Kevin Pease was ordered to follow a curfew and wear an ankle monitor as he awaits disposition of an assault case.
Pease is one of four Fairbanks men convicted of fatally beating a teenager, John Hartman, to death on a Fairbanks street corner in 1997. He spent nearly two decades in prison.
After a hearing in 2015, Pease and others were released under terms of a settlement. Their convictions were vacated.
Pease in December was charged with felony assault and criminal mischief.
A warrant for his arrest for failure to appear for court hearings was quashed Wednesday.