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Alcohol appears to be at the center of the shooting death of an off-duty Nunapitchuk Village Police Officer (VPO) in Napaskiak.

Yellow caution tape surrounds the alleged crime scene on July 30, 2017 at 840 Jacobs Way where Jason Joseph Lupie is accused of murdering his wife Marie Beebe Lupie.
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Update: Neither Jason nor Marie Lupie held a protective order on the other that exists on public record at the time this alleged crime was committed.

More information has come out about the alleged murder of Marie Beebe Lupie in Bethel by her husband, Jason Joseph Lupie. Court documents show that that they somehow ended up drinking together, a fight ensued, and she was beaten to death. 

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To get out of jail, a Bethel man accused of murdering his wife this weekend will have to come up with $75,000 in bail and a third-party custodian.  

Nunapitchuk Village Police Officer Kyle Wassillie, 26, was shot and killed Sunday in Napaskiak.

Adam Williams, 19, of Napaskiak has been arrested for murder in the first degree. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 to 99 years in prison.

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Marie Beebe Lupie, 46, was dead when the police arrived at a Bethel home early Sunday morning. She appeared to have suffered multiple bruises and lacerations, usually associated with a severe beating.

Theodore Eppler is accused of pouring gasoline on a relative's boat.
Courtesy of Bethel Police Department

The Bethel Police are searching for Theodore G. Eppler, age 24. According to Sergeant Amy Davis, Eppler is accused of pouring gasoline on a relative’s boat, then assaulting that relative when he confronted him about it.

Yesterday, Pius Anthony Joe pled not guilty to assault in the fourth degree.

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Nathaniel Peters used to paint houses in Illinois, and tend bar in Ireland. These days, he's Bethel's newest Superior Court judge.

On Friday, State Troopers arrested a man in Sleetmute for allegedly strangling a woman in town.

Stephen Wallace Appointed As Bethel District Attorney

Jul 19, 2017
Bethel District Attorney Stephen Wallace.
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Stephen Wallace is Bethel’s new District Attorney, the town’s third DA in less than three years. The court has been operating without one for several months, since former DA J. Michael "Mike" Gray retired.


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