In this Aug. 6 photo, Steven Downs is led into a courtroom for arraignment in Anchorage. Downs has pleaded not guilty after being charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a case that remained unsolved for years. Downs entered his plea Wednesday in a courtroom in Fairbanks. He is charged in the death of Sophie Sergie, who was found stabbed and shot in a bathtub at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

In this Aug. 6 photo, Steven Downs is led into a courtroom for arraignment in Anchorage. Downs has pleaded not guilty after being charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a case that remained unsolved for years. Downs entered his plea Wednesday in a courtroom in Fairbanks. He is charged in the death of Sophie Sergie, who was found stabbed and shot in a bathtub at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty

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