Man, 77, Found Guilty of Shooting at Troopers

A 77-year-old Fairbanks man who exchanged gunfire with two Alaska State Troopers last year has been found guilty of assault.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- A 77-year-old Fairbanks man who exchanged gunfire with two Alaska State Troopers last year has been found guilty of assault.
Court records indicate the jury took about two hours to convict Stanley Pieniazek.
Prosecutors called four witnesses at trial, all Alaska State Troopers, to describe the incident that occurred near the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Pieniazek was the only defense witness, and he spoke briefly in Polish before declining to answer further questions.
The trial followed a hearing earlier this summer in which Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy deemed the defendant mentally competent to stand trial.
Sentencing is scheduled for January.