Settlement Day: #FairbanksFour tweets open courtroom

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Q&A with Settlement Day followers

ELISABETH STOKES: “I clung to every tweet…”
ELISABETH STOKES: “I clung to every tweet…”
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“I clung to every tweet and was grateful that you (@JuliaFBXLawRpt) were answering questions, so that even far away I could be part of the conversation,” said Elisabeth Stokes, who currently lives in Maine. Stokes is a journalism professor, and has written professionally about her…

CINDY SCHUMAKER: “I wanted to bear witness…”
CINDY SCHUMAKER: “I wanted to bear witness…”
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Cindy Shumaker was a brand new mother when John Hartman was killed in 1997. She remembers being glad that they caught the perpetrators so quickly, and feeling a deep sense of connection to Hartman’s mother. With a brand new son of her own, she just…

KEVIN BRADLEY: “You gave virtually a live play by play.”
KEVIN BRADLEY: “You gave virtually a live play by play.”
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Kevin Bradley was 16 when John Hartman was killed, and was an alibi witness at the Fairbanks Four evidentiary hearing that was held in Fairbanks in September and October of 2015. For Bradley, his involvement in the case went from showing up in 1997, but…

Done deal!
Done deal!
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Julia Taylor alerts the far-flung, Twitter-linked community of Fairbanks Four supporters of momentous developments taking place within the closed doors of Courtroom 503.

Penn digs deep into the Four
Penn digs deep into the Four
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Heather Penn digs into the Hartman case. As she tackles the inconsistency of the case against four young men arrested for a teen’s ’97 murder, and how the key witness couldn’t have seen what he claimed from so far away, at night and drunk.