Israel Keyes Pleas Not Guilty In Koenig Kidnapping, Killing

The 34-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing Samantha Koenig from an Anchorage coffee shack has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Israel Keyes entered his pleas through his lawyer in U.S. District Court today in Anchorage.

A grand jury yesterday indicted Keyes in the death of Samantha Koenig. Keyes pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping resulting in death, receiving and possessing ransom money and debit card fraud.

Prosecutors believe that Keyes abducted Koenig on the evening of February 1 just as she was preparing to close the coffee shack for the day, and then killed her the next morning.

If convicted, Keyes could be sentenced to life in prison or death.

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