Wagswoofs – A cold case that has remained unsolved for over a decade took a significant step forward as it reached the courtroom on Saturday. Keenon Leland Keyes, 36, made his appearance for his arraignment in connection with the 2011 murder of Loy Suthammavong in Houston, Alaska. Keyes, who participated in the hearing remotely, is facing charges of first and second-degree murder. According to Alaska State Troopers, Keyes is alleged to have shot and killed Suthammavong in his Houston home. The case, which had gone cold, was reopened in 2022 by the Alaska State Troopers Cold Case Investigation Unit.
Keyes could potentially face a maximum of 99 years in prison for each count if he is convicted.
“In court, Judge Derek Koehler stated that the presumptive sentence for the offense ranges from 30 to 99 years, with a maximum fine of $500,000.”
In July 2022, Keyes shot his wife and 3-year-old child. He is now serving a 15-year sentence in Idaho for aggravated assault, felony injury to a child, and possession of a firearm by a criminal.
Keyes has been granted a $500,000 cash appearance bond and is required to have a court-approved custodian. His upcoming court date is scheduled for 9:20 p.m. on January 2nd at the Palmer Court House.