Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cold cases never die they just get tried later

Congratulations Julie Wright on a job well done.

Cold case murder trial results in 60-year term
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Jurors assessed a 60-year sentence Wednesday for Jack Lee King, who was on trial for the 1993 murder of a 23-year-old whose body was never found.

Two more murder trials — for a cold case dating back to 1995 — are still pending against King, and prosecutors indicated Wednesday they still plan to move forward with them.

“It's a good day for us,” said Assistant District Attorney Julie Wright, referring to the difficulty in trying a 16-year-old case — and especially one in which a body was never found.

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