Trial pushed back for father of man who killed Troopers

FAIRBANKS- Trial has been set back for the Tanana man accused of tampering with evidence in the killing of two Alaska State Troopers.

Arvin Kangas, father to Nathanial Kangas who is charged with murdering the two troopers, is facing numerous felony charges in connection to the May 1st incident.

Residents of Tanana have been outspoken regarding the elder Kangas, even going as far as to say he "brainwashed" his son, and seeking litigation to have him banned from the village permanently.

Witnesses in the courtroom said Kangas had numerous outbursts and complaints about his lawyer and representation.

This is not the first time Kangas has been outspoken in the courtroom; he and his son Nathanial have been reprimanded in other hearings for mouthing "I love you" to each other.

Prosecutor Greg Olson said trial for both co-defendants is set for October, although he is unsure if it could be pushed back again.