Man gets 60 years in Indy girl's 1986 slaying

Man gets 60 years in Indy girl's 1986 slaying

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis man already in prison has been sentenced to another 60 years behind bars for the 1986 slaying of a 13-year-old girl.

   A Marion Superior Court judge sentenced 69-year-old Paul Reese Sr. on Wednesday. A jury convicted Reese of murder last month.

   Reese was arrested shortly after Dawn Stuard of Indianapolis was found strangled in 1986 but he wasn't tried until this year. He was charged after investigators said new DNA evidence proved blood found in his basement belonged to the girl.

   Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry credited "the dogged and persistent" work of police detectives.
   Reese currently is serving 20 years for burglary. One of his sons is imprisoned for the attempted murder of an Indianapolis police officer in 2008.

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