Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cold case solved

Not by me, of course, but by our fabulous cold case unit. Here's the story.


"For 32 years, [Hazel] Ivy's death has remained a mystery and her killer believed to be at large, but DNA technology has helped single out a man as her killer, according to an arrest affidavit filed Tuesday.

Police have charged 58-year-old Lester Ray Guy with capital murder. He has been in prison since a 1979 Travis County conviction for burglary with intent to commit rape. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison, according to open records."

I hope it's not too late to bring some sense of closure to the family. Either way, well done Sgt. Ron Lara and the Austin P.D.'s Cold Case Unit.

A touch of irony, actually -- my own cold case is set in court this morning, and one of the things we may settle on is a firm trial date. I'll let you know.

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