- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man who named a former boyfriend as a suspect in the rape and murder of a Philadelphia teenager more than a decade before another man was charged says he told detectives “what they wanted to hear.”

Forty-seven-year-old Rafael Crespo is charged in the October 1996 murder of 17-year-old Anjeanette Maldonado.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1ENomER ) reports that detectives at first suspected an ex-boyfriend of the victim, and one of his friends told them that he had confessed to the slaying.

That friend testified Tuesday that he feared “they were going to pin it on me,” but he acknowledged that detectives never abused or threatened to arrest him.

The other man was never charged and the case went cold before authorities said DNA linked Crespo to the crime.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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