Man Accused of Coast Guard Killings Wants Release

A man accused of killing two men at the Coast Guard station on Kodiak Island wants to be released from custody as he awaits his trial.

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by Associated Press

KODIAK- A man accused of killing two men at the Coast Guard station on Kodiak Island wants to be released from custody as he awaits his trial.
   
James Wells is scheduled to appear in federal court in Anchorage Monday.
   
The 61-year-old man is proposing a release plan that includes 24-hour home detention with electronic monitoring in the home of the third-party custodians, who live in Kodiak and have known Wells for 20 years.
   
Wells is charged with murder in the fatal shootings Coast Guardsmen Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle.
   
He is set to go on trial in federal court in February 2014.