FAIRBANKS -

The father of a man accused of shooting and killing two Alaska State Troopers will stay in jail on connected charges.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a Fairbanks judge Wednesday rejected a plan presented at a bail hearing for Arvin Kangas.

He's charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in the May 1 shootings deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and trooper Gabe Rich in Tanana. Kangas' son, Nathanial, faces murder charges in the deaths.

Arvin Kangas' attorney sought release for his client on bail to his older brother until trial. His brother owns a business in Fairbanks, so he would have been home alone during the day.

The judge rejected that plan but said he might approve one that includes a third-party custodian who would be with Kangas 24/7.