Long-time Fairbanks DA to retire after decades on the job.

The lead prosecutor in the high profile, and highly charged Timothy Bedwell Sexual Abuse trial, is retiring after decades on the job.

That's according to officials with the Fairbanks District Attorneys Office.

Gayle Garrigues, who served as Fairbanks Assistant District Attorney beginning in the 1980's, through the 90's, leaving for private practice, and

then reassuming her role as a prosecutor in the last decade through the present day, is stepping down from her post effective October 4.

Garrigues was out of the Fairbanks Office prosecuting cases in Barrow when a verdict in the Bedwell trial was announced Wednesday, and was unavailable for comment.