ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Attorneys presented their closing arguments to the jury Tuesday in the Bonnie Craig cold case. The defendant, Kenneth Dion, is charged with murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, felony murder, sexual assault in the first degree, and kidnapping.
Prosecutor Paul Miovas told the jury to connect the dots. Bonnie Craig didn't show up to her morning college classes despite having studied for two tests and writing an English paper due that day.
"You don't have to buy what they're selling," Miovas said.
Dion's DNA was linked to the case 12 years after Craig's body was found at McHugh Creek.
Defense Attorney Andrew Lambert says Dion had a consensual affair with Craig, which makes him a cheater but not a murderer.
“The question is not did he kill and sexually assault Bonnie Craig, the question really is, ‘is there reasonable doubt,’” Lambert said.
The prosecution says Craig was in love with her boyfriend and that Craig wouldn't have had time to have a secret tryst.