Press Release

Yolanda Castro Indicted for First Degree Murder

May 31, 2017

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) Yesterday, 63 year old Yolanda Castro was indicted for causing the death of 40 year old Li-Teh Fogg on May 16, 2017 at a residence in downtown Anchorage. The grand jury indicted Castro on one count of murder in the first degree and one count of murder in the second degree.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on May 16, 2017, the Anchorage Police Dispatch Center received a call reporting a landlord/tenant dispute at a residence on Denali Street in downtown Anchorage. By 8:45 p.m., the dispute escalated and there were several more 911 calls reporting a shooting. Anchorage Police responded to the residence and found Li-The Fogg deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that Castro lived in the building and had been managing the property.

If convicted at trial, Castro faces a sentence of 30 to 99 years in prison for 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. Castro is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Castro is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. She is being held on bail requiring $100,000 cash appearance bond and a court-approved third party custodian.

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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