Monday, November 12, 2007

Man jailed for life for 1975 murder

LONDON (Reuters) - A man was jailed for life on Monday for murdering schoolgirl Lesley Molseed over 30 years ago after detectives used ground-breaking DNA techniques to identify him.

Ronald Castree, 54, was convicted at Bradford Crown Court for stabbing to death the 11-year-old who vanished after going to shops near her home in Rochdale in October 1975.

Castree's semen was found on Molseed's clothing. It matched a sample taken from him after he was arrested for a separate offence.

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