New trial for Kodiak man accused in 2012 killings

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A federal appeals court panel has ordered a new trial for James Wells, the man convicted of killing two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island in 2012.
During trial, prosecutors convicted Wells on circumstantial evidence, citing he had switched cars with his wife, shot the two men, then attempted to call the slain co-workers saying he was late to work due to a flat tire.
The Court of Appeals says Wells did not receive a fair trial.
Today's decision reversed Wells' conviction on murder and weapons charges.