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Two Anchorage Men Sentenced for 2016 Christmas Eve Double Homicide

August 13, 2020

(Anchorage, AK) – Yesterday, August 12, 2020, Superior Court Judge Steve Cole sentenced 26-year-old Savon Wiley to 76 years with 20 years suspended, for a total 56 years of active jail time to serve with 10 years of probation, for Mr. Wiley’s role in the armed robbery and murders of Christopher and Danielle Brooks on December 24, 2016. Today, August 13, 2020, Judge Cole sentenced 26-year-old Lamarkus Mann to 109 years in prison for his role in the same armed robbery and murders. Mr. Wiley and Mr. Mann were found guilty by a trial jury on August 15, 2019. Mr. Wiley was subject to 15-99 years in custody on each count of Murder in the Second Degree, and 3-6 years on Robbery in the First Degree. Mr. Mann was subject to 30-99 years in custody on each count of Murder in the First Degree, plus 5-9 years on Robbery in the First Degree.

On the afternoon of December 24, 2016, Savon Wiley orchestrated a robbery by luring Christopher Brooks back home under the guise of buying marijuana. Mr. Wiley’s accomplices, Lamarkus Mann, Jaylyn Franklin, and DeAnthony Harris, each armed with a firearm, entered the home of Christopher and Danielle Brooks to rob Christopher Brooks of marijuana and cash. Danielle Brooks’ five-year-old son was in the home. Shortly after entering the Brooks’ residence, all three men started firing their guns. Danielle Brooks was murdered inside the residence and Christopher Brooks was killed as he attempted to crawl out of the residence onto the exterior steps. The five-year-old boy told police “ninjas killed my parents.”

CONTACT: Assistant Attorney General Andrew Grannik at (907) 269-6250 or Andrew.Grannik@alaska.gov, or Assistant District Attorney Luba Bartnitskaia at (907) 269-6300 or Luba.Bartnitskaia@alaska.gov.

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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr at (907) 269-5285 or maria.bahr@alaska.gov.