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Jury convicts ex-police officer of killing 19-year-old in Nome

...police officer who testified he did not shoot Sonya Ivanoff was convicted Tuesday in the 19-year-old's death. Matthew Owens, 30, was convicted of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the 2003 death of the young woman who...

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AlaskaDigest

...police officer charged with murder and evidence tampering. The state called 63 witnesses in presenting its case against Matthew Owens in the August 2003 death of 19-year-old Sonya Ivanoff. Owens, 29, also is accused of stealing a patrol vehicle...

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Palin OKs maximum sentence for cops who kill

...drove the measure, said Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome, who drafted the legislation. Last year, former Nome officer Matthew Owens received a 101-year sentence for the murder of Sonya Ivanoff and for tampering with evidence in 2003. The new law...

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Judge denies request to move ex-cop's trial

...Esch said such a move, if needed, can best be made after the search for impartial jurors has begun in the trial of Matthew Owens. Owens, whose trial is tentatively set for April, is charged with first-degree murder in the August death of 19-year-old...

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Alaska Digest

...into a police car early on Aug. 11, 2003. Ivanoff's body was found two days later and former Nome Police officer Matthew Owens is on trial for first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors contend Florence Habros was one of...

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Alaska Digest

...the first-degree murder trial of a former Nome police officer accused of killing a 19-year-old woman in 2003. Matthew Owens was charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and official misconduct in the shooting death of Sonya...

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Alaska Digest

...in Kotzebue in the second murder trial for a former Nome police officer accused of killing a 19-year-old woman. Matthew Owens was charged in the August 2003 in the shooting death of Sonya Ivanoff of Nome. A jury deadlocked Feb. 28 on whether...

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Alaska editorial: Passing feel-good laws makes no sense

...bill was written and adopted in response to the 2003 slaying of 19-year-old Sonya Ivanoff by Nome police officer Matthew Owens. He was convicted of first-degree murder long before the law was passed and he rightly was sentenced to 99 years...

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Alaska Digest

...Prosecutors plan to retry murder case NOME - Prosecutors said in court Friday they intend to retry former Nome police officer Matthew Owens for murder. After six days of deliberation, a Nome jury deadlocked Monday in Owens' first trial in connection with...

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Governor's first year tops news statewide

...Sonya Ivanoff, was found shot to death. The community received a double shock when Alaska State Troopers charged Matthew Owens with the murder a day after he was fired as a Nome police officer. Wrangell was similarly affected in February when...

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