|William Barker Carey|
|Current Court Information:|
|Alaska Superior Court|
|Appointed by:||Sarah Palin|
|Preceded by:||Michael A. Thompson|
|Undergraduate:||Brown University, 1976|
|Law School:||University of Denver's College of Law, 1980|
|Candidate for:||Alaska First District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
|Retention vote %:||74.60%|
William Barker Carey is a judge for the First District in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was appointed by Governor Sarah Palin on December 07, 2008 to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michael A. Thompson (Alaska). He was retained in 2012 to a term which expires in 2018.
In 1976 Judge Carey attended Brown University to earn his bachelor's degree in political science and in 1980 he attended the University of Denver's College of Law for his law degree.
- Private practice in Anchorage, with an focus on criminal defense in Southeast Alaska
- Solo practice in 1990, he worked as a partner in two Anchorage law firms from 1982-90
- A legal intern with Cook Inlet Native Association
- A clerk with two Anchorage law firms
State of Alaska v. Rachelle Waterman (2011)
- The first trial, which ended in a hung jury in 2006, involved the alleged plot of Rachelle Waterman to murder her mother, Lauri Waterman. Two of Rachelle Waterman's former boyfriends, Jason Arrant and Brian Radel, pled guilty to and were convicted of, the killing of Lauri Waterman while Rachelle Waterman was out of town with her father on November 14, 2004.
- For more details on the 2006 case, please see: State of Alaska v. Rachelle Waterman (2006)
On January 24, 2011 the Alaska Court of Appeals restored statements leading the state to put Rachelle Waterman on trial again. Judge William Carey is presiding over the case. Carey moved the trial to Anchorage after concluding it would be difficult to seat an impartial jury in Ketchikan, Alaska.
- For more details on this decision, please see: "Jury selection process in Anchorage finalized for Waterman trial," January 24, 2011
On February 7, 2011 Judge Carey denied the defense's motion to acquit Rachelle Waterman based on possible misconduct by the state. The prosecution has admitted they should have turned over e-mails about the possible misconduct by the investigator, but they say Waterman didn't suffer because the witness brought it to the defense.
- For more details on this decision, please see: "Judge Carey rejects motion to acquit in Waterman Case," February 7, 2011
- See also: Alaska judicial elections, 2012
- News: Jury selection process in Anchorage finalized for Waterman trial, January 24, 2011
- News: Judge Carey rejects motion to acquit in Waterman Case, February 7, 2011
- Alaska Court System: Superior Court judges
- Governor Appoints William B. Carey to Ketchikan Superior Court
- "Waterman murder trial ends without a verdict" The Associated Press, 2/15/06
- The Anchorage Daily News "Trial begins for woman accused in death of her mother," January 28th, 2011
- "Rachelle Waterman's Second Murder Trial Underway in Anchorage" youralaskalink.com,
- "Judge moves Waterman trial to Anchorage" Associated Press, Jan 13, 2011
- Channel 2 News "Judge Denies Motion to Acquit in Waterman Case," February 07, 2011
- Alaska Division of Elections, "2012 General Official Candidate List"
- Alaska Secretary of State: Official 2012 General Election results