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Indicted: Graham formally accused of driving drunk and killing two 15-year-olds

Lisa Demer
Stacey Allen Graham, 31, was arraigned in the Anchorage jail court on Tuesday, August, 13, 2013, on second degree murder and driving while intoxicated charges stemming from a crash that killed two teenaged pedestrians. Bill Roth

The Anchorage man accused of killing two 15-year-old girls in a drunken crash has been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of manslaughter. He also is charged with driving under the influence.

The charges handed up by a grand jury Thursday against Stacey Graham, 31, are more formal than the initial charges filed against him.

Graham is scheduled to appear in court Monday to face the new charges.

Graham had a blood-alcohol content of three times the legal limit on Aug. 9 when he lost control of his truck while speeding around a curve on Abbott Road, police have said. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr, teenage friends, were walking along the Abbott bike path when they were hit and killed, police said.

Their families have declined interviews but have provided statements through police.

"Our families are determined to seek justice for our beautiful angels," the families said Friday in response to the indictment. "We appreciate the continued support of the community and all efforts to stop the devastating problem of drinking and driving in our city. We encourage all residents to be REDDI (reporting every dangerous driver immediately)."

He faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted.

Reach Lisa Demer at ldemer@adn.com or 257-4390.


By LISA DEMER
ldemer@adn.com