Haruka Weiser was a freshman ballet dancer at the University of Texas. Criner was sentenced to life in prison. Because he was 17 when he strangled and sexually assaulted Weiser, he was not eligible to receive the death penalty, according to the official.
Portland, Texas — Nearly two years after teenage lesbian lovers were abducted and shot on a steep grassy hillside in this South Texas coastal town, a year-old suspect has finally been arrested, according to Portland, Texas law enforcement authorities. David Malcolm Strickland was arrested Friday and charged with the capital murder of Mollie Olgin, 19 at the time of the shooting, and for the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon of Kristene Chapa, 18, whom he allegedly shot in the head at the same time. Chapa survived, though the damage to the left side of her brain left her unable to walk, sit, or stand.
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After more than a decade of denials, before his execution in he confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between and The true number of victims is unknown and possibly higher. Many of Bundy's young female victims regarded him as handsome and charismatic, traits that he exploited to win their trust.
The police investigation exhausted all the leads and cleared potential suspects. Oregon detectives now determined that McFadden traveled to the Pacific Northwest in with a friend from his hometown, who had dropped him off in Portland and never spoke to him again, according to Oregon authorities. The Hlavka investigation was jump-started in after years of relative inactivity, when retired Portland detectives returned to volunteer numerous evidence items to the Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory for testing.
Sam Little had been arrested for murder at least twice in the s. Both times, he walked away a free man. It would take three decades before DNA evidence would conclusively link him to the brutal strangulations of three women in Los Angeles.
Five Navy seamen who were training at a military base in San Antonio, Tex. The sailors, who were attending the Naval Technical Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio at the time of the alleged crime, were arrested on Friday at the base, according to local authorities. Details on the allegations are thin.
Portland police solved a year-old local murder by matching crime-scene DNA to data in a public genealogy site, helping them identify a serial killer from Texas as the man who assaulted and strangled a year-old woman found dead in her apartment in The same technology led California authorities to the elusive Golden State Killer last year. Detectives here, with the help of the state crime lab and a Virginia-based private lab they used for the first time, linked Jerry Walter McFadden of Texas to the attack on Anna Marie Hlavka. Her sister had found her body in the apartment they shared in Northwest Portland on July 24,