CA - Danielle Haddon, 15, found strangled, Long Beach, 30 Oct 1989

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  1. JoeFromLB

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    http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_20011176

    February 21, 2012

    LONG BEACH — Arraignment was delayed for the second time Tuesday in the case of a death row inmate charged with capital murder in the 1989 strangulation of a 15-year-old Wilson High School sophomore.

    Royal Clark Jr., 49, was tied to the 22-year-old murder of Danielle Marie Haddon through DNA analysis.

    Without that analysis, funded by a federal grant in 2008, the already-convicted killer of a 14-year-old Fresno girl might have never been suspected in the Long Beach case, officials said earlier this year.
     
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    More details here:

    http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/12/22/2658560/man-who-killed-fresno-girl-in.html

    Prosecutors in Los Angeles will decide later whether to seek the death penalty for Haddon's slaying.

    She was alone in an apartment she shared with her grandmother when she told a friend on the telephone that she had to answer a knock on the door. Her body was found the next morning.

    Haddon's death had been an unsolved murder for about two decades when the Long Beach Police Department obtained a federal grant to help solve cold cases. Haddon's death was among those cases reopened, the department said Thursday.

    In October 2010, Long Beach police learned DNA from the murder linked Clark to the case, the department said. Detectives then confirmed Clark had lived in Long Beach at the time of Haddon's murder, and had moved to the Fresno area a short time later.

    Long Beach police on Thursday said there were no known connections between Haddon and Clark, and until the department received the DNA results Clark had not been a suspect in her death.

    Rose said Clark is a candidate for the death penalty again in Haddon's case because of his prior murder conviction. He will be arraigned next month.
     
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    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From April 2012:

    http://www.whittierdailynews.com/te...nce-for-murder-of-14-year-old-long-beach-girl

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012...-hes-guilty-of-1989-cold-case-murder-of-teen/

     
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    Clark pleaded guilty in 2012 to the 1989 strangulation of 15-year-old Wilson High School sophomore Danielle Marie Haddon.

    Detectives said a DNA hit led them to Clark, who is already on San Quentin's death row for strangling a 14-year-old Fresno girl in 1995.

    Police said Haddon was alone in the apartment she shared with her grandmother in 1989 when she told a friend on the telephone that she had to answer a knock on the door. Her body was found the next morning.

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/case-602995-detectives-cold.html
     

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