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Judge: State didn't violate suspect's right to speedy trial; Judge: State didn't violate suspect's right to speedy trial

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The right of a Fairbanks murder case suspect to a speedy trial was not violated by delays in transporting him from Maine to Alaska, a judge ruled Tuesday.

An attorney for Steven Downs, 45, said it took 82 days to transport him to Alaska, making it impossible for Downs to be tried within 120 days, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported.

Downs is charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault in the 1993 death of Sophie Sergie, 20. She She was found dead in...