Georgia Man To Be Arraigned Monday In 1974 Shrewsbury Murder
WORCESTER (CBS/AP) — The arraignment of a Georgia man in a cold case in Massachusetts has been postponed until Monday.
Lonzo Guthrie, 69, of Austell, Georgia, was scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge Friday in Worcester Superior Court. But it was moved due to a judges conference.
Prosecutors claim Guthrie fatally stabbed 21-year-old Eileen Ferro in February 1974 after delivering furniture to her Shrewsbury home.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said Guthrie, a former Worcester resident, was questioned during the original investigation.
Guthrie was recently linked to the slaying when evidence from the scene matched a DNA sample he submitted after a California rape conviction.
It was unclear if Guthrie had a lawyer in Massachusetts, but at a fugitive hearing in February he denied killing anyone.
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