Eagle man charged with second degree murder pleads not guilty

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Michael Stevens, was charged with two counts of second degree murder after he allegedly stabbed a man to death in Eagle, Alaska following an altercation. He plead not guilty to the charges in court Monday.

According to charging documents, Michael Eugene Stevens, 35, of Eagle was involved in a fight with Mickey Roberts’ cousin. Roberts intervened to break up the assault. Stevens then allegedly cornered Roberts and stabbed him multiple times killing him.

Once troopers arrived they found numerous blood stains in the residence as well as at least four stab wounds near his stomach and ribs.

Troopers interviewed Stevens and he said he did not remember what had happened. When they informed him that multiple people had said he stabbed Roberts, Stevens stated that he must have done it if they said he did and that he had ruined his life. According to the charging documents, he also described it as a crime of passion.

Stevens was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count of assault in the fourth degree. He was arraigned via video from the jail today. Magistrate Judge Brainerd set bail for Stevens at $500,000, though the prosecution had asked for a $1 million bail. Stevens was also appointed a public defender. The prosecution did indicate that there may be more charges in the case if the evidence supports it.

Stevens has one prior conviction from 2017 for possessing a weapon while intoxicated. As well as another open case with two counts of harassment.

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