Joseph Allen Thornton

Blanca Stella Negrete (credit: Whittier Police)

Killer, Rapist In Woman’s 1981 Slaying Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison

A man linked by DNA to the killing of a 21-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted and strangled more than three decades ago has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison.

01/28/2015

joseph allen thornton

Kansas Man Charged In 1981 Rape, Murder Of Whittier Woman

Murder and rape charges were filed Friday against a Kansas man after he was linked by DNA to the 1981 rape and murder of a Whittier woman, police said.

04/20/2012