PERU, Ind. (AP) - A former Indiana man arrested in Mississippi last year for the 1992 slaying of a Kokomo woman is facing a September trial in her killing.
A Miami County judge last week set a Sept. 9 trial date for 53-year-old Timothy J. Jimerson. He was arrested by Indiana State Police in October after a DNA match led detectives to his D'Iberville, Miss., home.
The Kokomo Tribune reports Jimerson is charged with murder in the strangulation death of 27-year-old Toni Spicer, whose body was found by her two children, then aged 9 and 7, and a friend at her mobile home in August 1992.
Routine DNA analysis wasn't available at the time of Spicer's death. But a DNA match consistent with Jimerson was found through the National DNA Database.
A shooting on Lafayette's south side is under investigation.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
Donations are being accepted to help around 300 seniors receive a holiday gift.