After more than two decades, a man has been sentenced to 115 years in prison by an Indiana county judge for the 1998 rape and murder of a woman whose home was later set on fire.
Johnny Jones was charged in 2015 for the rape and murder of Kenya Edwards, had avoided authorities until 2009, when police decided to go over the cold case and submit evidence for DNA testing.
A former neighbour of Edwards, told the local NBC News affiliate “It was really scary because, you know, living right across the street from that. It was chaotic. It took the coroner a long time to get the body out of the house.”
Her wrists and legs were tied with electrical cords, and officers discovered indications of a battle inside the home alongside a back broken window.
A post-mortem examination discovered that Edwards had kicked the bucket from thermal burns and smoke inhalation.