No. 5571, Court of Appeals No. A-9640.

MATTHEW C. OWENS, Appellant, v. STATE OF ALASKA, Appellee.

Court of Appeals of Alaska.

March 3, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ralph B. Cushman, Anchorage, for the Appellant.

Eric A. Ringsmuth, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals, Anchorage, and Richard A. Svobodny, Acting Attorney General, Juneau, for the Appellee.

MANNHEIMER, Judge, concurring.


COATS, Chief Judge.

Matthew C. Owens was convicted of murder in the first degree for killing Sonya Ivanoff and convicted for tampering with physical evidence.1 Owens appeals, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support his convictions, that Superior Court Judge Ben Esch erred in not granting a new trial, and that Judge Esch erred in not changing venue from Kotzebue. For the reasons...

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