- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say evidence checked during a cold-case investigation has linked an ex-convict to the killing of an 83-year-old Phoenix woman during a 1982 home burglary.

Police say 56-year-old Larry Lee Robinson’s DNA profile matched a profile from a blood stain found in Sally Bryant’s home, where a television and money were missing. Police say there also was a fingerprint match.

According to Department of Corrections records, Robinson served multiple prison sentences on convictions in the 1980s for burglary, theft and armed robbery.

Robinson was arrested Tuesday and is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder. He didn’t have an attorney who could comment on the allegations when he appeared in court.

A probable cause statement says Robinson denied involvement and that he didn’t know why his DNA and fingerprints were found in Bryant’s home.



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