- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A central California man already facing a death sentence for a sexual assault and murder conviction involving a Fresno girl in 1985 goes on trial for another rape next month.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1b9UuUW ) Tuesday that a Fresno County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that Eddie Ricky Nealy’s trial starts May 11. The 58-year-old goes on trial for 2001 rape charges against an unnamed woman.

In September 2013, Nealy was convicted in the rape and murder of 14-year-old Jody Lynn Wolfe. Her body was found floating in a Fresno canal in August 1985. A jury voted unanimously to give Nealy a death sentence. DNA evidence linked him to Wolfe’s rape and murder.

Nealy also has two prior rape convictions.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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