Student Murder Trial Begins, 10 Years Later

Jury selection is underway more than a decade after a Connecticut woman and University of Colorado student was raped and killed.

DNA taken while Diego Olmos Alcalde was serving a Wyoming sentence for kidnapping linked him to the 1997 beating death of Susannah Chase.  

Chase, a 23-year-old student from Stamford, was walking home from the mall when she was hit over her head with a baseball bat, raped and dumped in an alley a block from her Boulder home on Dec. 21, 1997. A baseball bat was found nearby.

Police were unable to name any suspects in the case for more than a decade.  They arrested Alcalde in January 2008 after the DNA matched.

Alcalde's trial is expected to last about four weeks.

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