In 1994, Kristopher Marcy and his friend, Bryan Perotti, managed the unthinkable when they escaped from Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, Alaska. When Marcy and Perotti first escaped, the police warned the public to be on the lookout for the pair. They considered both inmates dangerous, but they believed Bryan Perotti was the most violent of the two. Since Kristopher Marcy was in prison for stabbing a grandmother 26 times and then raping her as she lay dying, I couldn’t imagine a more violent predator and was curious to learn the details of Bryan Perotti’s young life and the crime that sent him to prison for 99 years.
Stokes, Elisabeth Fairfield. 2017. Letters to Prison. Pacific Standard. https://psmag.com/social-justice/letters-to-prison
Court of Appeals of Alaska. 2-8-1991. Perotti v. State. https://law.justia.com/cases/alaska/court-of-appeals/1991/a-3314-0.html
Chief Judge Bryner. 12-24-1992. Perotti v. State. Court of Appeals of Alaska. https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/591486e4add7b049344dc8fc
Vanapalli, Viswa. 1-23-2022. Where is Bryan Perotti Now? The Cinemaholic. https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-byran-perotti-now/
Kalsnes, Lynette. 3-17-1994. Escaped murderers recaptured. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Kalsnes, Lynette. 3-18-1994. Prison assesses escape. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Kizzia, Tom. 3-20-1994. Escape changes feelings about Seward prison. Anchorage Daily News.
The Associated Press. 3-22-1994. Audit cited security problems at Spring Creek. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Kalsnes, Lynette. 3-24-1994. Officials link missing wirecutters to jailbreak. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Robin Barefield is the author of four Alaska wilderness mystery novels, Big Game, Murder Over Kodiak, The Fisherman’s Daughter, Karluk Bones, and Massacre at Bear Creek Lodge. Sign up to subscribe to her free, monthly newsletter on true murder and mystery in Alaska.
Subscribe to Robin’s free, monthly Murder and Mystery Newsletter for more stories about true crime and mystery from Alaska.
Join her on:
Visit her website at http://robinbarefield.com
Check out her books at Author Masterminds
If you would like to support Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier? Become a patron and join The Last Frontier Club.
Each month Robin will provide one or more of the following to club members.
· An extra episode of Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier available only for club members.
· Behind the scenes glimpses of life and wildlife in the Kodiak wilderness.
· Breaking news about ongoing murder cases and new crimes in Alaska
· Merchandise or discounts on MMLF merchandise or handmade glass jewelry. Become a Patron!
Check out the store: Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier merchandise.
For an exciting experience, watch short videos from some of the Author Mastermind authors.
Gog and Magog https://youtu.be/bvpfYW85MtA
Heart of Abigail https://youtu.be/SoDk94zvVFE
Impossible Crime Series https://youtu.be/cCULH4WMyYA
Jimmy the Goat https://youtu.be/9LNiSUwiv0E
Karluk Bones https://youtu.be/gV7h1tgxUhY
Massacre at Bear Creek Lodge https://youtu.be/gUYxSndRxrk
My Wonderful Life With Diabetes https://youtu.be/tVI4y9WrTtI
One Last Cast https://youtu.be/2wzwWmim-2g
Oracle of Light https://youtu.be/P0COZN923Lo