- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The trial has opened in the 1976 slaying of an Antlers Plaza Hotel employee in Colorado Springs.

Prison inmate Robert Baillie is on trial for the killing of Janet K. Conrad, who was found dead in a laundry room of the hotel.

The 59-year-old Baillie was charged in 2009 after a cold-case DNA search. Investigators say Baillie’s DNA matches pubic hair and other evidence from Conrad’s body. Baillie was imprisoned in Canon City serving a sentence for sexual assault.

Baillie has denied knowing Conrad or having been to the Antlers Hotel. The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1luUvr8 ) that Baillie’s attorney said in opening arguments that the evidence does not prove Baillie’s guilt.

Testimony is expected to continue Wednesday.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com


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