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‘Knock Knock’ Homicide Suspect Was “Out of Pocket” For eight Years


48 Hours “Knock Knock”, l-r: Betty Jones, Kathryn Crigel (CBS)

The 48 Hours episode “Knock Knock” investigates the Labor Day 1990 double homicide of Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler in Starkville, Mississippi. Correspondent Richard Schlesinger interviews “Knock Knock” podcaster Jason B. Jones (grandson of Betty Jones, who was 10 on the time of the murders) and detective Sgt. Invoice Lott who’ve been working collectively to unravel the chilly case.

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In 1990 Betty Jones, 65, was visiting her 81-year-old buddy Kathryn Crigler, who had her leg amputated and used a wheelchair. When there was a knock on the door, Betty opened it and was stabbed to demise. After murdering Betty, the assailant then attacked and raped Crigler. (Crigler died from her accidents and deep melancholy months later.)

A long time later, Lott was in a position to make use of DNA phenotyping to seek out 51-year-old suspect Michael W. Devaughn (who would have been 23 on the time of assaults). His cigarette butt matched scene proof and he was a match to a semen-based DNA profile (a rape package was carried out in 1990 and had been sealed since). In October 2018, Devaughn, who was already jailed on a previous drug cost, was charged with capital homicide and sexual battery. His bond was set at $11 million.

DeVaughn was from Reinzi, Mississippi, about 100 miles north of Starkville. The Prentiss Nation Sheriff Randy Tolar stated after they tried to look him up, they couldn’t discover a credit score historical past as a result of he used money. Certainly, authorities couldn’t discover a credit score historical past for almost a decade. Tolar says DeVaughn’s historical past has an eight to ten-year hole “the place he was out of pocket.” 48 Hours airs Saturdays at 9pm and 10pm on CBS.  [Watch It Once more: Stream any CBS present by means of Amazon  Prime or CBS ALL-ACCESSEach choices provide free trials.]

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