Yesterday a Colorado jury convicted a 71-year-old Idaho man of murder and kidnapping in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed days before Christmas in 1984. The first trial in 2021 ended in a mistrial. The killer was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
The killer, describing himself as an innocent “Christian,” had displayed an unusual interest in the case over the years and told people things that seemed to hint he had been involved, claimed to have knowledge of the crime and starting fucking up his story. Sound like someone you might know? There was no DNA evidence implicating the killer in this case, but police and prosecutors kept after it and secured the conviction and some measure of justice in this 38-year-old case.
DNA from under the fingernails of a Las Vegas woman killed in 1980 has led to the arrest of a suspect in the long-cold murder case, police said Monday.
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