Malachi Maxon Biography
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An 18-year-old from Alaska, fresh out of prison for assault, was charged with killing four members of his family, including two cousins ages 7 and 10. Alaska state soldiers say another 6-year-old boy was apparently rescued early Monday while shooting north of Anchorage for broken bullets.
Malachi Maxon has been charged with four first degree murders, among others, and will be charged on Wednesday. He was assigned a public defense attorney and an email to Palmer’s Public Defense Agency was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Maxon is accused of shooting an 18-year-old cousin, Cody Roehl, and stealing a Glock vehicle and semi-automatic pistol from a home near Wasilla early Monday morning. from Alaska, Ted Nordgaarden. Roehl was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Maxon then traveled to Palmer, where authorities say he entered a home through a basement window where he shot his aunt and two cousins.
Responding officers found his aunt Kimora Buster (43) dead on the ground. In a bedroom, they found a boy, Ellison Buster, 7, who died in bed, and Sienna Buster, 10, who was injured in bed. She was also taken to hospital, where she later died, authorities said.
The prosecution claims that a 6-year-old boy, identified only as AB in the records, was found in bed with Ellison and was not injured. Police found several defective cartridges during the flood.
“The scene revealed used shells in front of the broken window, and the number of bullets fired at each person seemed about the same, except for Ellison. There were several other shooting errors in the bed where Ellison and AB were found than the other bodies, indicating that Maxon probably tried to shoot AB, who was sleeping near the wall, “says the prosecution.
Maxon was later arrested while driving the only highway between Anchorage and Palmer. After his arrest and transfer between the facilities, according to Maxon, authorities attempted to remove a pistol from a soldier’s holster and escape before he was overwhelmed.
On November 23, Maxon was released without further investigation after being arrested for domestic battery. The indictment states that Maxon lived with his aunt and cousins for a few days.
The motive for the shooting was not specified in police records.
When Maxon was photographed after his arrest, officers found cuts and other injuries on his legs that appeared to have been caused by broken glass. An audio recording from a surveillance camera in the house captured the sounds of the gunshot and the clash of glass. The allegations also claim that the recording recorded the sounds of Maxon walking on the broken glass as he hurried through the broken glass to walk.