Kenai Grand Jury indicts Kevin Park for murder of local woman

    Kenai's courthouse

    Kenai, Alaska (KINY) - On Tuesday, a Kenai grand jury indicted Kevin Lee Park for the murder of Stephanie Henson five days ago.

    28-year-old Park is charged with four felony counts: one count of murder in the first degree, two counts of murder in the second degree, and one count of failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.

    The charges relate to the Kenai Police Department investigation of a person being shot at the intersection of California Ave and First Street in Kenai early on Thursday, November 17th. The investigation found 31-year-old Stephanie Henson of Kenai dead in the street.

    Based on information from the investigation, Park was contacted a short time later and arrested after leading police on a chase through Kenai.

    These charges are only allegations and are not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial, at which the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Park remains in custody on requirements of a third-party custodian and bail in the amount of a $1,000,000 cash performance bond and $750,000 appearance bond.

    He faces a maximum of 99 years in jail on each count if convicted of the murder charges.

    He faces a maximum of five years for failure to stop.

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