LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An accused killer linked to at least three Southland deaths in the 1980s may be responsible for deaths in a half-dozen other states, investigators said Monday.
KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner reports 72-year-old Samuel Little was arrested 26 times in 11 states over a nearly 20-year period – several times on murder charges that didn’t stick.
California authorities and agencies in Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Ohio and Mississippi are reviewing cold case files after DNA evidence connected Little with the deaths of three women in Los Angeles.
Despite having a 100-page rap sheet with criminal charges in 24 states over 56 years, Little has served less than 10 years in prison on assault, burglary, armed robbery, shoplifting and drug violations.
Little – a former boxer – would allegedly deliver a knock-out punch to his victims and then strangle them, according to LAPD Detective Mitzi Roberts.
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