During an extradition hearing Wednesday in Auburn, Steven Downs' attorney asked a judge not to send Downs back to Alaska and that Downs be put under house arrest.
However, prosecutors asked the judge to deny bail for Downs and the judge agreed.
Jim Howaniec, Downs' lawyer, said the only evidence that links his client to the crime is through ancestry.com.
"There is nothing out of the University of Alaska that he ever participated in any sort of acts of violence or any sort of disorderly behavior, or drunkenness or anything with weapons. It's really a very strange event," said
Downs will be held without bail at Androscoggin County Jail for the next 60 days while the court waits for paperwork from Alaska. Downs continues to deny any involvement in the crime.