Monday, November 1, 2010

North Carolina Man is Released from Prison After Being Charged With Cold Case Rape

A North Carolina registered sex offender that was charged in a cold case rape of a pregnant Charlotte woman in 1981, has been released from prison after the judge reduced his bond from $150,000 to $5,000.  Cold case rapes are generally solved by a recent hit in the DNA CODIS database, but the police do not state how the suspect was linked to this particular crime.
Another issue that may be plaguing this case is the statute of limitations.  DNA and other forensic evidence hadn't been discovered back in 1981, including the proper packaging and securing of biological evidence.
What do you think?

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3 comments:

  1. Reduced to $5000.00? Released him? What if this guy pops for other rapes? I can see all the pedophiles and rapist movin' down to North Carolina!

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  2. PSC301 Davit Osm. - Reducing the bail to $5,000.00 is ridiculous, what was going through the judges mind? If I was the supervisor, I would want the investigators to surveillance Honeycutt. He may want to run. He just got released on bail so maybe he will commit another crime and we'll then bring him in.

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  3. (PSC 201) 1750 CLASS
    With this cold case on rape it is really tricky simply because this case was in 1981. The reason why they reduced it was because they used forensic evidence, many years later after the crime was committed. I don't feel that if another crime occurred similar to this crime it would be the same outcome. Its a really big jump to go from 500,000 to 5,000 but without this evidence most likely in 1981 that would have been the bond charge. It is not the victims fault it took them so long to crack the case. Although, rather a more thought out investigation was use, justice would have been served years ago. This man was a sex offender, now he can easily go rape another harmless pregnant women in North Carolina. Sad but possible

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