Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the victim in the murder case in Excursion Inlet in southeast Alaska.
Indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of Murder I, two counts of Murder II, Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide, 53-year-old Mark De Simone is accused of shooting 34-year-old Dulio “Anthony” Rosales to death in a remote cabin in the Inlet 35 miles west of Juneau.
When troopers arrived at the scene, they encountered six men waiting on the beach in front of the cabin, four of the men had their hands above their heads. One of the six had secured the suspected murder weapon, a .41 caliber magnum, and turned it over to trooper upon their arrival.
Rosales was found under a picnic table, shot twice in the back of the head “execution-style.” It appeared as if he was putting on his boots at the time of his death. Troopers would find that Rosales had an empty hip holster at the time of the fatal incident.
One of the men in the party, Seth Bradshaw, told troopers that after the shooting, De Simone admitted to him that he had shot Rosales, saying, “I shot Tony. I shot him. It’s my fault.”[xyz-ihs snippet=”adsense-body-ad”]
The suspect, De Simone is a former Arizona State Representative from Phoenix, he had been elected in 2007, but resigned a year later after being charged with domestic violence against his wife. According to Arizona reports, De Simone beat his wife before locking himself and his two children in the family’s bedroom.
The case was dismissed, but the couple have since divorced.
The case is being investigated by Alaska State Troopers with the assistance of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.
De Simone was immediately placed under arrest as the investigation was initiated on May 15th. Vinelink shows that De Simone remains in custody at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. His bail is set at $500,000 cash.
Troopers state that the investigation is ongoing and urge anyone with information in the case to contact them at 465-4000.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adversal-468×60″]