Suspect in girl’s 2009 murder held without bail

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A man accused in a murder from five years ago appeared in court Thursday.

Rene Valentin-Matos is charged with the murder and rape of 12-year-old Jehmeshia Conner in 2009.

DNA evidence found on the girl, as well as a 2011 rape and murder victim, led police to the suspect.

The judge in Thursday’s hearing ordered Valentin-Matos to be held without bail.

Conner’s mother, who was at the hearing, said she was glad that he’ll remain behind bars.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s