HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man previously convicted of multiple rapes and assaults has been found guilty of murder in the 2015 death of a woman in Connecticut.
The Hartford Courant reports that 61-year-old Robert Lee Graham was convicted Wednesday in the death of 23-year-old Tashauna Jackson.
Jackson was last seen Aug. 11, 2015, when she left her mother’s home with Graham. Her body was found a week later behind a Bloomfield store.
Police say Jackson’s blood was found inside a van belonging to Graham, and that Graham lied about the van’s whereabouts.
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Graham’s attorney says that blood could have come from a minor injury, such as a nosebleed, and the prosecution’s other evidence was largely circumstantial.
Graham has a lengthy criminal history of violence against women, including convictions for rape and first-degree assault.
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com