- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - A man has been charged in the 1993 stabbing death of a woman in Washington after he was linked to the crime through a DNA match.

District of Columbia police announced Thursday that 48-year-old Therion Bryant of Parkville, Maryland, was arrested by a fugitive task force. Bryant has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 25-year-old Charlene Johnson. He’s been ordered held without bond.

Court documents show Bryant was linked to the slaying through a DNA match in 2014. The documents show police interviewed him and he denied involvement. After a subsequent DNA match in 2016, police charged him in a warrant.

The documents show that after his arrest, Bryant admitted having sex with Johnson but still denied killing her.

Bryant’s public defender, Jacqueline Cadman, declined to comment.



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