Alaskan man in Utah court for 1993 Utah murder

Jul 19, 2013 -- 11:00am
- OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A man recently extradited from Alaska made his first appearance in Utah for the 20-year-old murder of a woman who was attacked at a retirement home. A judge appointed a public defender for 40-year-old Stephen P. Ellenwood, ordered him to remain in jail and set his preliminary hearing for July 31. He didn't immediately enter a plea Friday. Ellenwood is held at Weber County jail on a charge of aggravated murder in the beating death of 92-year-old Grace Mae Odle. He was arrested May 8 in Haines, Alaska, on a Utah warrant. Authorities say DNA evidence matches Ellenwood to the sexual assault and beating of Odle at an Ogden retirement home. She died six days later at a hospital. Police say the attacker climbed through an unlocked window early on May 3, 1993.

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