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  1. #1
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    Jun 2011
    Behind the eight ball

    TX - Sherri Strong, 19, pregnant, found strangled, Houston, 16 June 1982


    HOUSTON—An arrest in a 30-year-old cold case murder is shocking a neighborhood in northwest Harris County.

    Manuel Pena was charged in connection with the 1982 murder of his girlfriend, 19-year-old Sherri Strong.

    I LOVE to hear stories like this!
    RIP Sherri - Finally, Justice
    It's just MOO. I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time and it surely won't be the last!

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    From September 2011:


    "Clearly a staged (suicide) scene," said Harris County sheriff's investigator Sgt. Eric Clegg, who investigated the nearly 30-year-old murder...

    Sgt. Dean Holtke and Clegg, who together make up the sheriff's cold case squad, learned from family members that Pena and Strong had been seeing each other for about eight months but broke up a month prior to the woman's death because of physical abuse in the relationship.

    Strong's parents told investigators the woman feared Pena so much she had even started carrying a gun, which was found in her car the day of her death, Clegg said.
    From April 2013:


    On June 16, 1982, 19-year-old Strong was found strangled to death and nude on the floor of the garage at 10731 Hazy Valley Lane in north Harris County...

    On April 24, 2013, a jury found Manuel Pena guilty of murder; consequently, he was sentenced to life in prison on April 25, 2013.

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