TX TX - FAIN, Roger Eugene, Arlington, Convicted of 2 murders, suspect in 3rd

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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    The man who police say sexually assaulted and killed an Arlington woman 18 years ago has a history of violent crimes against women that dates back to when he was a teen-ager.
    Using DNA evidence, Arlington police cold case investigators have linked Roger Fain Jr. with the death of Linda Donahew, whose nude body was discovered June 1, 1987, inside her southwest Arlington home. She had been strangled and stabbed in the neck.
    Fain, 51, now faces a capital murder charge in the case. He is already serving a life term for the 1994 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Sandra Dumont of Austin. The former Dallas man also has a lengthy history of crimes against women across Florida and Texas, including kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, Arlington police Sgt. Mark Simpson said.
    Fain was also a suspect in the 1994 death of Darlene Anderson, a Round Rock woman he knew, police said. Anderson, 38, and Fain’s ex-girlfriend Dumont, 39, had gone missing a month apart from each other, according to the Austin American-Statesmanan.
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    A Round Rock man sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for murdering Austin advertising executive Sandra Dumont and dumping her body in a cow pasture has been linked through DNA evidence to the unsolved 1987 death of a North Texas woman.

    Roger Fain, 51, who remains locked up, was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the death of 41-year-old Linda Sue Donahew, who was found naked, stabbed and strangled in her Arlington home on June 1, 1987.

    Arlington detectives spoke with Round Rock investigators and found similarities among the deaths of Dumont, 39, Donahew and Darlene Anderson, 38, of Round Rock.

    Fain was never charged with Anderson's death because there wasn't enough evidence, but prosecutors have said that he remains the prime suspect. Anderson disappeared around the same time Dumont did, and her body was found in the same pasture off Louis Henna Boulevard.

    The women were all attractive, all knew Fain and each had part or all of their clothing cut from their bodies, said Arlington police spokeswoman Christy Gilfour.

    The June 1994 disappearance of Anderson, a mother of two, touched off a wave of fear in Round Rock. Her car was found in her driveway and her purse and credit cards were inside her home.
    http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/01/5fain.html
     
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    On the Case with Paula Zahn: The Killer Rang Twice
    episode aired Sunday, August 5, 2013

    Respected former Arlington homicide detective dies
    02-10-00412-CR Roger Eugene Fain v. The State of Texas–Appeal from 372nd District Court of Tarrant County
    13-0076
    IN RE ROGER EUGENE FAIN; from Tarrant County; 2nd Court of Appeals District (02-12-00499-CV, ___ SW3d ___, 12-20-12)
    Supreme Court of Texas, Denied, March 29, 2013
     
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