But the jury not only convicted Indle King of first-degree murder, they fell in love with Anastasia.
On Feb. 24, three days after handing down their verdict, all but two of the jurors joined Anastasia’s parents at a graveside service. They held hands in a circle around the grave and prayed. Alevtina and Anatolyi gave them each a chocolate egg, one of Anastasia’s favorite treats, and the jurors gave the parents a plaque.
“In remembrance of Anastasia,” it read, “who only wished to follow her dream.”
I found this (found in the LA Times) to be such a heartfelt exchange between Anastasia’s parents and the jury. It really humanized for them as well.
Timeline: Anastasia Solovieva and Indle King Jr.
Mail-order bride’s last moments: Alleged murder cohort testifies
Mail-order-bride defendant Indle King testifies for first time
Indle King found guilty of killing mail-order bride
Slain Bride’s Parents Tormented by ‘If Onlys’
Fairy Tale Marriage Ends in Murder
Man convicted for second time in mail-order bride’s death
Man sentenced to 32 years in slaying of mail-order bride
Indle King Jr. – convicted, sentenced to 29 years in prison
Daniel Larson – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 years
DOC Number: 823860
Offender Name: KING JR., INDLE G
Location: Stafford Creek Corrections Center
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520
DOC Number: 817445
Offender Name: LARSON, DANIEL K
Location: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
1301 N Ephrata Ave
PO Box 769
Connell, WA 99326
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