ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A New Hampshire man accused of killing an Anchorage teenager 16 years ago went on trial Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Bonnie Craig was taken by a stranger September 28, 1994. Police say Kenneth Dion raped, beat and pushed the teen off a cliff to her death.
"No question in his (the medical examiner's) mind it's a homicide," Prosecutor Paul Miovas said during opening statements. "And the reason he rules that, ladies and gentleman, is because he says there's no way a single fall, even tumbling can account for the number of injuries on her head, the location, and nature."
Years later, the DNA evidence found on Craig's body was linked to Dion, who was in prison in New Hampshire for an armed robbery conviction.
Defense attorney Andrew Lambert didn't get a chance to give an opening statement Tuesday because the court ran out of time.