Crime & Justice

Man charged with murder in January double homicide in Anchorage

A 22-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with murder in a January double homicide that took the lives of a young mother and aspiring model and the father of her children, who worked as a barber.

Officers with the Anchorage Police Department arrested Michael Dorrel Kelvin Reynold, also known as "Boogie," on Saturday, the department said in a news release. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the deaths of Christian Haynes, 27, and Krystal Hawk, 23, on Jan. 27.

The charges come more than seven months after Haynes and Hawk were found shot in a four-plex on the 6000 block of East 41st Court, off Baxter Road in East Anchorage.

When police arrived Haynes was dead of a gunshot wounds. Hawk was taken to a hospital but died hours later.

Haynes had family in the Chicago area and served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, his obituary said. He worked as a barber at the Hotel Captain Cook.

Hawk had family in Colorado, according to her obituary. She pursued a career in modeling.

According to their obituaries, Hawk and Haynes shared two young daughters.

The deaths happened in the midst of a cluster in homicides in January in which four people were killed in separate incidents within days of each other.The deaths prompted APD to create a task force to address a spike in violence in the city.

Haynes' and Hawk's were the last remaining unsolved case from the group of deaths.

Reynold appeared at the Anchorage Jail court Sunday wearing a yellow prison jumpsuit. He told magistrate Michael Smith he was unemployed but received food stamps, and was appointed an attorney from the Public Defender Agency.

The murder case is not the only open criminal complaint against Reynold. Court records show he was charged with second-degree felony assault and criminal mischief in June.

Charging documents detailing the allegations against Reynold are under seal, said prosecutor James Klugman, so little is known about his alleged involvement with the crime. Police had initially said they believed the deaths of Hawk and Haynes could be related to other homicides in Anchorage.

"These are two brutal and senseless murders and there's a real risk to public safety," Klugman told Smith at the Sunday hearing.

Smith set bail at a $500,000 performance bond and a $500,000 appearance bond, with a required third-party custodian.

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