Rayne Aukongak — one of two men recently arrested in Nome on suspicion of distribution and possession of heroin — requested during a preliminary hearing on Monday that his attorney be fired for misrepresentation.
Nome’s Adrienne Michels, 31, was initially accused of manslaughter in the April 2014 death of Wagner Wongittilin. In June that charge was dropped in exchange for a guilty plea on three other charges.
Recordings from Judge Dooley’s courtroom highlight a series of statements a judicial oversight commission alleges violates state law and the state’s code of conduct for judges.
In a December plea bargain, the younger of two boy reached a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a guilty plea to “one consolidated charge” of wanton waste.