Cold Case Arrest In California Prompts Checks In NM

Apr 9, 2013

Authorities in New Mexico are checking to see if any unsolved cases can be linked to a man arrested in three California killings decades ago.

Former boxer and transient Samuel Little is charged in California with three killings, but the 72-year-old has a 100-page rap sheet detailing dozens of crimes in 24 states over 56 years.

Television station KRQE reports that Little was in New Mexico at least twice.

He was arrested in Albuquerque in 1992 and accused of shoplifting. And he was accused of shoplifting in Hobbs two years ago.

The Metro Crime lab shared by Albuquerque police and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office will run Little's DNA to check for any matches to cold cases in New Mexico.

Information from: KRQE-TV. 

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