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Press Release

Mother Indicted in Death of Newborn

July 29, 2016

On July 28, 2016, 22 year old Nina Alexie was indicted for the murder of her four month old child. The allegations stem from the discovery of a deceased four month child on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in an East Anchorage transitional residence. Alexie was indicted on charges of murder in the second degree and manslaughter.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent. The State must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, Alexie faces a sentence of 15 to 99 years for murder in the second degree and up to 20 years for manslaughter. Sentencing is determined by the court’s evaluation of the circumstances of the offense and the defendant.

Alexie is scheduled to be arraigned in Anchorage Superior Court on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:45. Alexie’s bail was previously set at $250,000.00 cash or corporate appearance plus a court approved third party custodian.

Contact: District Attorney Clint Campion at (907) 269-6300 or

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