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DNA Evidence Revives 1983 Cold Case

Acting on DNA evidence, authorities in Illinois have brought charges in a Chicago murder case dating back more than 25 years.

Joseph Walker, 59, has been charged with the murder of 77-year-old bookstore owner Frieda Fenster. Her body was discovered in December 1983 in the store that her family had owned for more than a century.

Cook County prosecutors say they've matched Walker's DNA to evidence found at the crime scene, according to Chicago Breaking News.

Walker, who is serving a life sentence for a Utah sexual assault, has denied any connection to Fenster's death, saying he would never go into a bookstore. "Me and books never get along," he said.

Guest blogger Ruth Carter is a law student in her final semester at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Posted by Laurel Newby on February 10, 2011 at 05:47 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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