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Man Charged with Attempted Drowning in Puddle
A 40-year-old rural Alaska resident suspected of trying to drown a man in a mud puddle has been charged with attempted murder.
FAIRBANKS- A 40-year-old rural Alaska resident suspected of trying to drown a man in a mud puddle has been charged with attempted murder. Neil Madros of Nulato also is charged with felony assault. Alaska State Troopers say Madros on Tuesday began threatening Kenneth Kriska, with whom he had been drinking, and Kriska's family. Kriska told investigators Madros pushed him face-down into a 3-inch-deep puddle and said he was going to drown him. Kriska says muddy water entered his mouth. He saw stars and thought he was going to faint. He says Madros also hit him on the head with something. A cut on Kriska's head required 13 staples to close. Nulato is 310 miles west of Fairbanks. Madros was jailed in Fairbanks.