As the daughter of a murder victim, I urge Washington legislators to repeal the death penalty this month. Washington should join Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico, which have all repealed the death penalty since 2007.
In 1990, when I was 16, my mother’s body was discovered in a field along Highway 410 near Enumclaw months after her disappearance.
Her case languished as a cold case until 2003, when a suspect was finally named: Gary Ridgway.
As many residents of the Pacific Northwest know, Ridgway was dubbed the Green River Killer, and in 2003 was already in custody for several other murders in the greater Seattle area after being at large for 20 years.
Ridgway agreed to plead guilty to 48 counts of first-degree murder in exchange for providing information to law enforcement about the murders. As a result, he received a sentence
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By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 5, 2017
LOWNDES CO., Ga. (WCTV) – After 24 years, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has identified the alleged suspect in the cold case of Grant Green.
Tuesday, the LCSO says they’re searching for Calvin Jerome Davis for the violent beating that led to Green’s murder.
The 61-year-old victim was an insurance salesman reported missing, after never returning home Sept. 1, 1993.
The next day, Green’s truck was located on East Savannah Avenue. Later, his body was found dumped off the intersection of Clay Road and Highway 94.
During the investigation, LCSO detectives and the GBI recovered a bloody palm print that was found on the tailgate of the victim’s truck.
The Sheriff’s Office says they recently began examining the old case and the hand print.
Using a Fingerprint Identification Unit at the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, investigators were able to identify the print belonging to Davis.
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