Crime & Courts

Man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing Palmer resident inside home, troopers say

A 27-year-old man is accused of fatally stabbing a Palmer resident who was found unconscious and bleeding in his home this week, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday.

A family member discovered 62-year-old Brian Bohman injured and unresponsive at his residence late Friday afternoon, troopers said in an online report.

Troopers and local emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that Bohman had multiple stab wounds, according to the report. Bohman ultimately died from his wounds, troopers said.

Other troopers responding to the incident saw a man who was carrying a blood-covered knife and had blood on his clothes walking along a nearby road, troopers said. The man, who was identified as Garrett Livingston of Palmer, was arrested without incident, according to troopers. After further investigation, law enforcement determined Livingston had been living on Bohman’s property, troopers said.

Livingston is being held at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility on first- and second-degree murder charges, according to troopers.

Bohman’s next of kin have been notified and the State Medical Examiner Office will determine the cause and manner of his death.

Troopers said the homicide investigation is ongoing.

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