Press Release

Anchorage Men Indicted for Christmas Eve Double Murder

January 5, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) On January 4, 2017, 22 year old Larmarkus Mann, 20 year old Jaylyn Franklin, and 19 year old DeAnthony Harris were indicted for causing the death of Christopher and Danielle Brooks in the Mountain View neighborhood of Anchorage on December 24, 2016. The grand jury indicted the defendants on charges of murder in the first degree and second degree, and robbery in the first degree.

At approximately 3:54 p.m. on December 24, 2016, Anchorage Police Department responded to a 911 call which reported a male who had been shot outside of a residence on Peterkin Avenue. The male was identified as Christopher Brooks and was transported to a hospital where he died. The officers located a woman who had been shot in the doorway of the residence. The woman was identified as Danielle Brooks, who was pronounced dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Anchorage Police Department Detectives conducted an investigation which led to the identification of Mann, Franklin, and Harris as suspects.

If convicted, the defendants face a sentence of up to 99 years in prison for the murder charge. A defendant’s sentence is determined by the judge who must consider the circumstances of the offense, the impact on the victims 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.

All three defendants are in the custody of the Department of Corrections. They are being held on bail requiring a $250,000 cash or corporate appearance bond, a $250,000 cash performance bond and a court-approved third party custodian. All three defendants are scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Anchorage at 10:00 a.m. on January 6, 2017.

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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