Murder charges for Juneau slaying cap downward spiral for ex-Arizona lawmaker

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shortly before his arrest in an Alaska slaying, a former Arizona lawmaker raised concerns among his Facebook friends with messages saying he was looking for work, even odd jobs.

    Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016 12:35pm by Lance David

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shortly before his arrest in an Alaska slaying, a former Arizona lawmaker raised concerns among his Facebook friends with messages saying he was looking for work, even odd jobs.

    Then, he posted cryptic apologies to "everyone for anything" he may have done in office. Weeks later, Mark Desimone was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in a hunting party after a day of drinking.

    It's rock bottom for the former Democratic state representative. Desimone resigned in 2008 during his first term after being arrested in a domestic dispute with his wife.

    Alaska authorities say the former Phoenix bar owner had been in Alaska for a month, working as a day laborer.

    He's being held on $500,000 bail, charged with shooting 34-year-old Duilio Rosales twice in the back of the head Sunday.

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