Greist v. State

In Greist v. State, 121 P.3d 811 (Alaska App. 2005) the Court held that a judge can properly find aggravator (c)(19) without submitting the aggravator to a jury because, under Alaska law, a juvenile delinquency adjudication requires the same procedural safeguards -- trial by jury and proof beyond a reasonable doubt -- as adult criminal convictions. (Id. at 814.)