Anchorage man indicted for attempted murder

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Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 4:28 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Mark Cruz Nystuen, 33, of Anchorage has been indicted on 12 felony counts, including Attempted Murder in the First Degree, on charges stemming from a February incident in Anchorage.

Nystuen is accused of kicking down an occupied apartment door, firing several shots with a pistol into the apartment, and shooting a man in the hip.

In addition to the attempted-murder charge, Nystuen is charged with three counts of Assault in the First Degree, four counts of Burglary in the First Degree, two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Second Degree, and two counts of Assault in the Third Degree.

If convicted of Attempted Murder in the First Degree at trial, he will face a sentence of up to 99 years in prison.

Nystuen is currently in custody at Goose Creek Correctional Facility on an unrelated federal matter. He will be arraigned before the Superior Court in Anchorage on Monday.

These charges are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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