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Decatur : 1997 death of Arkansan now gets trial in Alaska

There are 109 comments on the Herald-Leader story from May 23, 2007, titled Decatur : 1997 death of Arkansan now gets trial in Alaska. In it, Herald-Leader reports that:

“Derek Sawyer did not shoot his wife”

A Gakona, Alaska, man accused of killing his Arkansas-born wife nearly 10 years ago is on trial here. via Herald-Leader

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eve

Chugiak, AK

#1 May 29, 2007
what is happening in the trial???? nothing since the headlines have shown up
Janice

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2007
Why is there a news black-out on this trial? What has been happening? Who is being protected, certainly not the kids or Gretchen?
Renee

Wasilla, AK

#3 Jun 2, 2007
I, too, wonder about the lack of news? But aren't we considered innocent until proven guilty in this country?
unknown

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Jun 6, 2007
Here is a little update - As of 6/4/07 the jury has been in deliberations. It is 06/06/07 8:53 Alaska time. Derek had one witness ( a suiside expert ) and the proscution had about 15 or so. The trial has been one wrot of emotions. The Anchorage Daily News is not covering the trial, but once the verdict is out, they will most likely have a story in the paper. Gakona, Alaska is not 'hot' news to the rest of the state, country, or the world.
unknown

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Jun 7, 2007
The verdict will be read at 1:15 pm Alaska time on 06/07/07.
unknown

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jun 7, 2007
Guilty in the 1st degree
Terra

United States

#7 Jun 8, 2007
Finally, after almost 10 years, justice prevails!!!! I miss you gretchen, I always will.
unknown

Anchorage, AK

#8 Jun 8, 2007
Terra how do you know Gretchen? Did you live in Alaska or Arkansas?
We need to keep the kids in our prayers....
Terra

United States

#9 Jun 11, 2007
I lived in Glennallen until Aug 1997, I worked with Gretchen at Park's Place. How did you know her?
unknown

Anchorage, AK

#10 Jun 11, 2007
I was her neighbor in Gakona. I had forgotten she worked at parks place. I am just thankful its over.
Terra

United States

#11 Jun 12, 2007
Any word on what's going to happen with the kids?
unknown

Anchorage, AK

#12 Jun 12, 2007
I have not heard yet, but I think they need to be with Gretchen's family..
terra

United States

#13 Jun 13, 2007
unknown wrote:
I have not heard yet, but I think they need to be with Gretchen's family..
unknown-how did you know her?
unknown

Anchorage, AK

#14 Jun 13, 2007
terra wrote:
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unknown-how did you know her?
I was her neighbor, I lived a couple of houses down from her. Her and another neighbor were good freinds... I dont know why this website says I am in anchorage one time and another time I am in fairbanks.. I am in fairbanks!!!!
Kathy - Arkansas

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2007
Where ae the kids now?
unknown

Anchorage, AK

#16 Jun 14, 2007
They are with Derek's family :(
Kathy

United States

#17 Jun 15, 2007
Do they have custody or will they be comming back to AR. with Gretchen's family? And what about Cody, Jodicee's real father has he been in contact with her?
Anthony Lemons

United States

#18 Jul 1, 2007
Anthony Lemons

Bellevue, WA

#19 Jul 2, 2007
I live in Eagle River, but it shows up as Wasilla. So, who here is hot? Women, I mean.
who cares

United States

#20 Jul 3, 2007
Go somewhere else to find women.How cold can you be? If you didn't know Gretchen, go away.

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