Anchorage Man Sentenced for 2019 Nordstrom Stabbing
July 7, 2020
(Anchorage, AK) – Today, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby sentenced 33-year-old Gordon Samel III to ten years in prison for stabbing his former boss at Nordstrom in April 2019. Mr. Samel previously pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree assault.
Judge Saxby agreed with the State that Mr. Samel’s conduct was among the most serious first-degree assault offenses and was tantamount to an attempted murder. In imposing a composite sentence of twenty years with ten years suspended, to be followed by a period of probation of ten years, the court further agreed that a significant period of post-release monitoring was necessary to protect the public.
CONTACT: Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay at (907) 269-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr at (907) 269-5285 or email@example.com.