What began as a Facebook page expressing outrage over the sentence of an Anchorage man, who admitted to strangling a woman unconscious then masturbating on her, is quickly becoming a grassroots effort to remove the judge who approved his plea deal.
About two dozen people, some from as far away as Wasilla and Palmer, joined Elizabeth Williams at Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe. They are launching a campaign against this year's general-election retention vote for Superior Court Judge Michael Corey.
The defendant in the case, 34-year-old Justin Schneider, had faced four felony charges but struck a deal with the state Wednesday. Schneider admitted to a single felony assault charge, in exchange for a sentence of two years with one suspended.