Anchorage man dead in stabbing; cousin charged with murder

casey.grove@adn.comMarch 8, 2013 

A man's older cousin stabbed him to death late Thursday after a night of heavy drinking in an East Anchorage mobile home, police say.

Witnesses said Henry Ningeok, 23, was drinking alcohol at the home of a relative, Donald Leroy Williams, 49, Thursday night when the two started fighting, police said in a written statement Friday. The witnesses, other family members in the home, said the two were cousins, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said. Shell said she did not know what caused the altercation.

"We don't know how long they had been drinking, but Williams was quite intoxicated," Shell said.

About 10:30 p.m., someone called 911 reporting a stabbing and said "there was blood everywhere," according to charges filed against Williams.

Officers rushed to 227 Newell St., near Boniface Parkway and the Glenn Highway, and found Ningeok bleeding from his chest, police said. Medics pronounced him dead at 10:45 p.m., police said. It appeared Williams stabbed the younger man once, according to Shell.

After questioning several people and collecting several items from the mobile home, police charged Williams with second-degree murder, Shell said.

Ningeok's death is the sixth Anchorage homicide of 2013. One was a fatal officer-involved shooting still under review, and the other four remain open cases with no arrests or charges.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.

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