Murder suspect may have been solicited by victim’s tenants

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska Patrick Marsh, who was arrested last week for the murder of Trisha Pearson, may not have acted alone.

A grand jury indicted Jerad Zabriskie for first degree murder and solicitation to commit murder in connection with the case.

A grand jury indicted Jerad Zabriskie for first degree murder and solicitation to commit murder in connection with the case.

Zabriskie was arraigned in court today from Fairbanks Correctional Center and Judge Seekins placed a $10 million bail on Zabriskie.

Troopers say that Jerad Zabriskie and his wife, Shea-Lyn Probert, were in Tok when the murder took place. Probert called troopers and told them that she had received a call from her landlord, the victim, and when she had called back, a male voice indicated that her land lord was in trouble.

Charging documents say that while Zabriskie and Probert where gone Marsh and W.J. where staying at the residence. After calling troopers, Probert and Zabriskie called another friend, J.A. and asked him to check on their landlord. J.A. found her dead.

Troopers said that Zabriskie and Probert had installed a home video surveillance system that captured the murder.

Marsh allegedly left the scene in Pearson’s Jeep. Troopers found the Jeep abandoned in the Hamilton Acres neighborhood. Troopers eventually located Marsh walking along the road in North Pole and arrested him.

As of this time Probert has not been charged in connection with the case and troopers were unable to provide any additional information about her.