Laron Carlton Graham hugs his defense attorney Natasha Norris after a jury found him not guilty for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Laron Carlton Graham hugs his defense attorney Natasha Norris after a jury found him not guilty for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: Emotional reaction after verdict read in court

Watch the jury verdict announcement.

After six weeks of testimony, and less than a day of deliberation, the jury announced its verdict today in a double murder trial: not guilty and not guilty.

Here was the scene in Juneau Superior Court when the verdict was read aloud, plus an interview with defense attorney Natasha Norris after court adjourned.

Defendant Laron Carlton Graham was facing two counts of first-degree murder for the November 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire.

Read more about the case here.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


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