Foster son charged in death of radio host

AP News
Posted: Oct 08, 2014 5:24 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 16-year-old foster son of a longtime Anchorage radio host has been charged with his murder.

Peter John Henry has been charged as an adult in the shooting death of Marvell Johnson, 64. Johnson's body was found in his bedroom, The Alaska Dispatch News ( reported.

Johnson for nearly 40 years was host of "Soul to Soul," a music show on a public radio station.

The boy was angered that Johnson had grounded him for using Spice, a synthetic drug, and had taken the charger to his vapor cigarette, police said.

The youth shot Johnson and staged a robbery scene by taking cash and leaving an empty wallet in front of the home, police said. Henry threatened to kill another youth if he didn't help destroy evidence, police said.


Information from: Alaska Dispatch News,