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JSO: Prison letters lead to 2nd murder charge in 2012 cold case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mario Sims thought he’d gotten away with murder, police said.

Then he wrote a letter from prison.

Sims has been serving time for dealing in stolen property on a charge connected to a December 2012 armed robbery and murder case in Jacksonville.

Police said letters Sims wrote from prison to an unnamed person were intercepted by authorities and gave detectives enough reason to return Sims to Duval County for a new interview in the

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Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in 1992 Cold Case Murder – NECN

A Massachusetts man found guilty of murdering a Boston woman in her South End apartment more than 25 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

James Witkowski, 45, was found guilty Monday of killing Lena Bruce on July 11, 1992, when he was 19 and homeless.

Investigators say Bruce, who was 21, was bound with a telephone cord, sexually assaulted and asphyxiated. Jurors did not consider a sexual assault charge because the statute of limitations had expired.

Officials say the intruder got in through an open window that night by a fire escape in an alley behind the apartment building.

Man Indicted in 1992 Boston Murder

[NECN] Man Indicted in 1992 Boston Murder

Sperm cells were found at the scene and skin cells were found beneath Bruce’s fingernails. Both were stored under laboratory conditions. In 1998 the skin

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Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in 1992 Cold Case Murder

A Massachusetts man found guilty of murdering a Boston woman in her South End apartment more than 25 years ago has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

James Witkowski, 45, was found guilty Monday of killing Lena Bruce on July 11, 1992, when he was 19 and homeless.

Investigators say Bruce, who was 21, was bound with a telephone cord, sexually assaulted and asphyxiated. Jurors did not consider a sexual assault charge because the statute of limitations had expired.

Officials say the intruder got in through an open window that night by a fire escape in an alley behind the apartment building.

Sperm cells were found at the scene and skin cells were found beneath Bruce’s fingernails. Both were stored under laboratory conditions. In 1998 the skin and sperm cells were determined to be a DNA match.

A DNA profile was uploaded

Read more at: https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Man-Sentenced-to-Life-in-Prison-in-1992-Cold-Case-Murder-464225573.html

Murderer in 1991 cold case gets life in prison without parole

MIDLAND, MI — Almost three decades after brutally beating a Midland County woman to death, a man learned he’ll be spending the rest of his days behind bars.

Seated in a wheelchair 52-year-old Michael T. McIntyre appeared before Midland County Circuit Judge Stephen P. Carras on Thursday, Dec. 14. His hair disheveled and his arms crossed, McIntyre briefly waved to people seated in the gallery as a deputy wheeled him into the courtroom.

A jury in October found McIntyre guilty of second-degree murder and felony murder in the 1991 killing of Diane L. Ross. Before Carras imposed sentence, Ross’ younger sister, Lindy Barton, addressed McIntyre on her family’s behalf.

“Michael McIntyre, you destroyed a family,” Barton said. “We lived in an utter state of loss, devastation, and horror.”

Ross had medical issues since she was a teenager, which led to her having both of her legs amputated. nurse. Nevertheless, “her strong spirit carried through,”

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/12/murderer_in_1991_cold_case_get.html

Murderer in 1991 cold case gets life in prison without parole | MLive …

MIDLAND, MI — Almost three decades after brutally beating a Midland County woman to death, a man learned he’ll be spending the rest of his days behind bars.

Seated in a wheelchair 52-year-old Michael T. McIntyre appeared before Midland County Circuit Judge Stephen P. Carras on Thursday, Dec. 14. His hair disheveled and his arms crossed, McIntyre briefly waved to people seated in the gallery as a deputy wheeled him into the courtroom.

A jury in October found McIntyre guilty of second-degree murder and felony murder in the 1991 killing of Diane L. Ross. Before Carras imposed sentence, Ross’ younger sister, Lindy Barton, addressed McIntyre on her family’s behalf.

“Michael McIntyre, you destroyed a family,” Barton said. “We lived in an utter state of loss, devastation, and horror.”

Ross had medical issues since she was a teenager, which led to her having both of her legs amputated. nurse. Nevertheless, “her strong spirit carried through,”

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/12/murderer_in_1991_cold_case_get.html

12 years after homicide, two men head to prison in cold case

SAGINAW, MI — Jeramie Tucker will spend the next 12 to 50 years in prison for the 2005 slaying of Terrance Winters, according to court records.

Circuit Judge Andre R. Borrello handed down that sentence Wednesday, Oct. 11, bringing an end to what was once a cold-case murder on Saginaw’s West Side.

Tucker’s accomplice, 30-year-old Charles Miles, was sentenced earlier, on Sept. 25, to 16 to 25 years in prison, according to court records.

Miles and 28-year-old Tucker initially faced charges of first-degree murder and a number of other serious felonies in the case. Both men pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and, in exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop all other charges against them.

Miles additionally pleaded guilty to one count of felony firearm. As part of Tucker’s plea deal, he agreed to testify against Miles.

In the arrest warrant, police say Miles and Tucker robbed Winters at gunpoint April 26, 2005, and shot

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/10/12_years_after_homicide_two_me.html

Rafael Rodriguez gets over 24 years in prison in cold case murder …

A 47-year-old man recently convicted in a 14-year-old cold case after he fled to the Dominican Republic more than a decade ago was sentenced on Monday to 24 1⁄3 years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Rafael Rodriguez was convicted in the 2002 death of 25-year-old Corona resident Wanda Romero back in July.

Romero, who had an active order of protection against Rodriguez, her ex-boyfriend, was last seen arguing with him in a Queens restaurant at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2002. He was overheard threatening to “cut her into pieces.”

Her body was never found.

Rodriguez fled to his native Dominican Republic right before police started to investigate her disappearance as a missing person’s case.

“The defendant did all he could to elude justice, but today the Court sentenced him to a very long term of incarceration to punish him for this vicious crime and protect society,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in

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Rafael Rodriguez gets over 24 years in prison in cold case murder of Wanda Romero

A 47-year-old man recently convicted in a 14-year-old cold case after he fled to the Dominican Republic more than a decade ago was sentenced on Monday to 24 1⁄3 years in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Rafael Rodriguez was convicted in the 2002 death of 25-year-old Corona resident Wanda Romero back in July.

Romero, who had an active order of protection against Rodriguez, her ex-boyfriend, was last seen arguing with him in a Queens restaurant at about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2002. He was overheard threatening to “cut her into pieces.”

Her body was never found.

Rodriguez fled to his native Dominican Republic right before police started to investigate her disappearance as a missing person’s case.

“The defendant did all he could to elude justice, but today the Court sentenced him to a very long term of incarceration to punish him for this vicious crime and protect society,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in

Read more at: http://www.amny.com/news/rafael-rodriguez-gets-over-24-years-in-prison-in-cold-case-murder-of-wanda-romero-1.14081203

Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for 1992 Cold-Case Murder in Irvine

A man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the first degree murder of a 19-year-old woman in Irvine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez, 59, is a former fugitive who was extradited from Mexico City to Orange County to face first degree murder charges. In March 1992, Sanchez beat, raped and murdered 19-year-old Cari Ann Parnes, who suffered skull and jaw fractures due to blunt force trauma and major hemorrhaging in her chest, spine, brain and neck, according to prosecutors.

Her body was later found in an Irvine orange grove by field workers, prosecutors said.

At Sanchez’s sentencing on Friday, the mother of the victim gave an emotional victim impact statement before the court, according to a news release from the O.C. DA’s office.

“I know she would have been a great mother, and I would have loved to be a grandmother to her future children,” Rosemary

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Man Is Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for 1992 Cold-Case Murder …

A man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the first degree murder of a 19-year-old woman in Irvine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Leonardo Pimentel Sanchez, 59, is a former fugitive who was extradited from Mexico City to Orange County to face first degree murder charges. In March 1992, Sanchez beat, raped and murdered 19-year-old Cari Ann Parnes, who suffered skull and jaw fractures due to blunt force trauma and major hemorrhaging in her chest, spine, brain and neck, according to prosecutors.

Her body was later found in an Irvine orange grove by field workers, prosecutors said.

At Sanchez’s sentencing on Friday, the mother of the victim gave an emotional victim impact statement before the court, according to a news release from the O.C. DA’s office.

“I know she would have been a great mother, and I would have loved to be a grandmother to her future children,” Rosemary

Read more at: http://ktla.com/2017/07/14/man-is-sentenced-to-35-years-in-prison-for-1992-cold-case-murder-in-irvine/