Wednesday, March 22, 2006

TOPIC: Darryl Littlejohn has been indicted in the rape & murder of Imette St. Guillen!
Original post: 2:45pm
FoxNews has just reported that Darryl Littlejohn has been indicted, by a grand jury in New York City, for the February 25th rape and murder of 24 year old graduate sutdent Imette Saint Guillen. From the just released report, there is speculation that police are still looking for a possible second culprit. I'll have more information later!

Update: 3:00pm

Michelle McPhee of the Boston Herald filed the following report at 1:32pm today,
"Darryl Littlejohn, the Manhattan bouncer whose DNA allegedly was found on plastic straps used to bind Imette St. Guillen’s wrists, was indicted today on charges of murdering the Boston native. Littlejohn, 41, will be arrested at Riker’s Island tonight where he is being held on probation violations, sources tell the Herald today. He will then be booked and fingerprinted at the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn, not far from the deserted area where St. Guillen’s body was found Feb. 25.
St. Guillen’s family is en route to New York City to be present at tomorrow’s arraignment of Littlejohn. New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is also expected to hold a press conference tomorrow. St. Guillen, 24, was last seen alive standing outside The Falls on Lafayette Street in Manhattan’s Soho section after one of the bar’s owners, Danny Dorrian, told Littlejohn to toss her out at 4 a.m. Her naked, brutalized body was found nearly 17 hours later. She had been sexually tortured and strangled to death.
Police said Littlejohn’s DNA was found on the blood-stained ties around St. Guillen’s hands — providing the “transfer of evidence” investigators were hoping to obtain. The theory, detectives explained, is that a killer leaves something behind at every crime scene and takes something
with him."
Update: 3:10pm
The New York Daily News is reporting that Imette St. Guillen's family is travelling from Boston to attend an expected arraignment of suspect Darryl Littlejohn tomorrow. A grand jury was seated last week after DNA test results provided evidence from the ties used to bind St. Guillen's hands behind her back. The DNA found on the ties matches Darryl Littlejohn, the bouncer police have long called the prime suspect.
For a week now, the grand jury has heard from the city medical examiner, NYPD crime scene investigators and a renowned forensics expert on hairs and fibers that could further link Littlejohn to the crime, sources said. They also heard expert testimony from a DNA expert about matches between Littlejohn and blood found on ties that bound her, sources said. Another witness testified about Littlejohn's cell phone records and "pings" from his phone that tracked the suspect from his Jamaica home to where St. Guillen's body was dumped, a source said.

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