Steven Downs

Steven Harris Downs, the man accused of raping and killing Sophie Sergie at University of Alaska Fairbanks’ dormitories in 1993, sits with his lawyers during arraignment in a Fairbanks courtroom on Wednesday. On his left is James Howaniec from Maine, and on his right is Fairbanks-based attorney Frank Spaulding. Downs, who fought extradition from his home in Auburn, Maine, already pleaded not guilty at an Anchorage arraignment on August 6. Aug. 14, 2019.