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Man charged in deadly DUI crash appears in court

Michelle Theriault Boots,Casey Grove
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
The site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
Greta Papa and Lara Lockard write on posters that will be brought to Service High, where Jordyn Durr attended school while other friends of Durr and Brooke McPheters hug. Friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Greta Papa and Lara Lockard look at a memorial at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
While friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013 three vehicles were involved in a traffic accident half a block away.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Greta Papa and Lara Lockard hug each other at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
While friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013 three vehicles were involved in a traffic accident half a block away.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Cole Fox writes on a poster that will be brought to Service High, where Jordyn Durr attended school while Evan Griffin lends his back. Friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
The site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
A "Please Don't Drink and Drive" sign has been installed at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Master Sargent Keith Coulter kneels near a memorial to Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday night August 10, 2013 and friends of the girls Hayley Bartlett and Nick Newberry visit the memorial. Coulter was McPheters JROTC instructor at South High. Coulter said of McPheters, ÒI was really impressed with her, she was someone special.Ó Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Greta Papa and Lara Lockard write on posters that will be brought to Service High, where Jordyn Durr attended school while other friends of Durr and Brooke McPheters hug. Friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Greta Papa and Lara Lockard look at a memorial at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Greta Papa and Lara Lockard hug each other at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
While friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013 three vehicles were involved in a traffic accident half a block away.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Cole Fox writes on a poster that will be brought to Service High, where Jordyn Durr attended school while Evan Griffin lends his back. Friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
While friends gathered at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013 three vehicles were involved in a traffic accident half a block away.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
A "Please Don't Drink and Drive" sign has been installed at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck as the walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Friends gather at the site of a double fatality accident along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen
Master Sargent Keith Coulter kneels near a memorial to Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr along Abbott Road in south Anchorage on Saturday night August 10, 2013 and friends of the girls Hayley Bartlett and Nick Newberry visit the memorial. Coulter was McPheters JROTC instructor at South High. Coulter said of McPheters, ÒI was really impressed with her, she was someone special.Ó Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr were struck and killed by a pickup truck the night before as they walked on the sidewalk along Abbott Road. The driver of the truck Stacey Allen Graham is charged with two counts of murder.
Bob Hallinen

Bruised around the eyes and relying on corrections officers to keep him steady on his feet, 31-year-old Stacey Allen Graham appeared in jail court Tuesday facing charges he killed two 15-year-old girls in a drunken crash Friday night.

Family members of Brooke McPheters and Jordyn Durr wore pink and black ribbons and filled the back row of the small courtroom. A family representative said they wished not to speak publicly. The girls' mothers squeezed hands during the court proceedings. A uniformed Anchorage Police Department chaplain left with the families.

Stacey Graham's parents sat in the front row of courtroom. Their son looked up to make eye contact with them only once.

Prosecutor Aaron Peterson asked Judge Jennifer Henderson to raise Graham's bail from $75,000 to $500,000 cash, but Henderson said $100,000 cash would be more in line with similar cases. He was appointed a public defender after he said his income was variable because of his commission sales job.

Graham was arrested Monday night upon his release from the Alaska Native Medical Center, where he had been receiving treatment for injuries from Friday's accident, said Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren.

Police waited until doctors cleared Graham medically to serve him with an arrest warrant, she said.

Graham had a blood-alcohol content of three times the legal limit when he lost control of his truck while speeding around a curve in Abbott Road, police have said.

Investigators are just beginning to piece together what happened in the hours leading up to the crash.

Graham attended a golf tournament at Eagleglen Golf Course on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hosted by his employer, Puget Sound Pipe and Supply, on Friday, said company spokesman Steven Lewis from company offices in Kent, Wash.

People drink at the tournament, Lewis said. He said he couldn't say whether Graham drank at the event.

The event ended at 2:30 p.m., Lewis said. The accident happened around 6:45 p.m., police have said.

A traffic investigator assigned to the case didn't return phone calls Tuesday.

The crash was Anchorage's second fatal DUI of 2013.

On June 30, police say, Lane Douglas Wyatt, 22, an airman at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, was driving northbound on Boniface Parkway just before 5 a.m. when he ran a red light at the intersection with DeBarr Road and "T-boned" a car driven by Citari Townes-Sweatt, who died at the scene. He admitted to drinking beer and taking shots at an Anchorage bar earlier that night, according to court documents.

Her family said in an obituary that Townes-Sweatt, 20, was a "loving daughter, sister, auntie, and granddaughter" who worked at Costco.

Wyatt faces charges including second degree murder.

Graham's next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, August 15.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344. Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257- 257-4589.

 


By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS and CASEY GROVE
Anchorage Daily News / adn.com