A third suspect has been charged in the killing of an 80-year-old Klawock man on Prince of Wales Island.
17-year-old Gonzalo Sanchez is facing charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and first-degree burglary.
He joins two other Klawock men charged in the murder of Lincoln “Bingo” Peratrovich. The 80-year-old was found dead in his trailer home March 21. He had been severely beaten.
22-year-old Moses Blanchard and 21-year-old Blaise Dilts each face five felonies related to the death — first and second-degree murder, manslaughter, and burglary in the first degree.
All three suspects were indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Ketchikan.
Sanchez was arraigned Friday, which means he was read the charges against him in front of a judge.
Blanchard and Dilts were arraigned Monday afternoon in front of Superior Court Judge Daniel Doty. Both suspects are being represented by state public defender Devin Morse in Anchorage. She did not return a request for comment. However, during the arraignment Morse said both Blanchard and Dilts are pleading not guilty.
Sanchez has also been appointed an attorney from the public defender agency but no specific attorney has been named as of news time.
According to interviews by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, the violence against Peratrovich appeared to have been encouraged by comments on a Facebook post.
All three suspects could face up to 99 years in prison as a maximum sentence. All are in custody and held on $500,000 bail plus other requirements.