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Repeat offender sought in Black Angus Inn slaying

Brant Marshall, age 39, is now the suspect in the investigation into the Dec. 3 homicide at Black Angus Inn in Anchorage. He previously was a person-of-interest, but became a suspect after police rounded up another person; Brittney D. Johnson, age 40, was questioned Wednesday.
 
An arrest warrant has since been issued for Marshall on charges of Murder 2 and Manslaughter.

Marshall has a long string of offenses going back a decade or more in the Alaska Court system, including sexual abuse of a minor.

Two years ago, he was arrested after police responded to shots fired in the 200 block of 12th Avenue. Marshall was among three men who had forced their way into an apartment by saying they were there to rescue a dog that had been reported stolen. The three posed as police officers during that crime caper.

For that incident, Marshall was charged with Assault III, Robbery I, Burglary I, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Now, he’s wanted for murder after Grant Fowler, 34, was shot at the inn around 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 3. Fowler was declared dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. It was the fifth shooting at or near the establishment since January, 2018.


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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Residence listed as “park benches” on sex offender list. The pic of him in the Black Angus hallway didn’t look like that of a man that snoozed under the stars.

  • God forbid that degenerate losers like this should do serious jail time for a serious offense. He should not have been free to commit murder. How many more like him are on the streets due to a failed justice sustem. Too damn many I’ll guarantee you.

  • The crime has always been under-reported, but after the Sex Offender Registration Act it may have become even less reported, due to the vast majority of these crimes not being “stranger danger,” but relatives or family friends. Who wants a close relative on the list, to shame the entire family?
    Unforeseen consequences stem from knee jerk legislation. SORA looked good going in, but even the criminal justice system has been speaking out against many of its provisions.

    Before SORA, the law enforcement officers kept neighborhoods informed of, and kept track of offenders anyway. After SORA the officers are busy with so much paperwork that they have less time then before to keep track of offenders.

    Across America we’re seeing that many on the list are finally getting exonerated or pardoned. Seems that accusations of sexual assault of a minor is the weapon of choice in many divorces — simple revenge, a woman scorned, racial oppression, and blackmail schemes. First the accusation, then maybe a conviction, then a civil suit, with or without a conviction. It’s so easy to be hard, but so hard to deal with the results.

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