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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:52 pm

FAIRBANKS — A man charged with gunning down his friend last summer near the University of Alaska Fairbanks faces additional charges related to a pair of gas station robberies reported the week before the homicide.

Jacques Lisbey, 20, who’s been in jail since he turned himself in to face charges of killing his friend Michael Moore on August 1, 2011, was arraigned Monday afternoon on robbery charges.

Lisbey is accused of robbing two gas stations at gun point: the Sourdough station across from Regal Cinemas early in the morning on July 25, 2011 and the one at the corner of Farmers Loop and the Steese Highway three days later.

At a hearing in Lisbey’s homicide case this summer, Assistant District Attorney Corrine Vorencamp said prosecutors believe Lisbey is behind these robberies because Alaska State Troopers found a ski mask and a rifle believed to be associated with the robberies when they searched his room at the College Inn following Moore’s death.

The new charge comes as Lisbey’s public defender Jennifer Hite has been arguing for a court order to force prosecutors to hand over any police reports about Moore or Lisbey that might help her client

At the hearing this summer Hite alluded to the existence of a police report of a drug-related related burglary supposedly conducted by Moore and Lisbey together. Such a report would provide names of other people who might have wanted to kill Moore, she said, according to log notes of the hearing. But Vorenkamp, the prosecutor, said she’s not familiar with any such report of a burglary. As for the gas station robberies, Lisbey is a suspect in these cases but Moore is not, she said.

Prosecutors say Lisbey killed Moore because a woman who was pregnant with his child had told him that Moore threatened to kill her and her family, according to the criminal complaint against Lisbey.

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