- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - After nearly 20 years, Butts County officials say they’re pursuing the death penalty against a man they say killed a woman in 1999.

Towalida Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jonathan Adams tells WGXA-TV (https://bit.ly/2kTedAo ) that Fuquah Cashaw beat and strangled Heather Davidson to death. Her body was found in October 1999, her larynx was fractured and she suffered blunt force injuries to her head.

In 2005, a Combined DNA Index System match of DNA found in Davidson’s mouth came back to Cashaw, who was being held at the Cook County Adult Probation Center on unrelated charges. Cashaw was arrested in Davidson’s slaying in 2015 and was indicted on counts of malice murder, felony murder and kidnapping with bodily injury.

Tuesday, Adams said he will pursue the death penalty against Cashaw.

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Information from: WGXA-TV, https://www.fox24.com/

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