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Georgia Man To Be Arraigned Monday In 1974 Shrewsbury Murder

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Lonzo Guthrie in court in Georgia, Feb. 5, 2014. (WBZ-TV via CNN)

Lonzo Guthrie in court in Georgia, Feb. 5, 2014. (WBZ-TV via CNN)

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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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