Andrew Dolchok’s Painful Existence

Andrew Dolchok had glaring psychological issues, and he was often violent. Still, judges repeatedly released him from jail until one night when Andrew Dolchok’s demons convinced him to murder his cab driver.


1-22-1982. Dolchok v. State. Justia U.S. Law.

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7-15-1971. Search expands for murder suspect. Anchorage Daily Times.

7-21-1971. Andrew Dolchok charged in death of taxi driver. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

7-21-1971. Suspect charged in cab driver’s death. Anchorage Daily News.

7-22-1971. Dolchok is given 10 days for plea. Anchorage Daily Times.

7-28-1971. Bail holds, says judge. Anchorage Daily Times.

Weaver, Howard. 10-6-1972. Dolchok is found guilty of murder. Anchorage Daily News.

10-6-1972. Judge rejects insanity plea, finds man guilty of murder. Anchorage Daily Times.

10-7-1972. Not so crazy. Anchorage Daily Times

11-29-1972. Judge gives life term. Anchorage Daily Times.

1-23-1982. Supreme Court turns down murderer’s second appeal. Anchorage Daily Times.


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