SCIENCE: Bronx DA Says DNA Evidence Links New York City Man To 1996 Murder Of Pregnant Woman


THE BRONX (NEW YORK CITY) NY: A New York City man has been indicted for murder and a 1996 strangulation death of a pregnant woman after his DNA was linked to the case by the Bronx District Attorney’s office.

According to police, the man killed the pregnant woman with her five-year-old son inside her home nearby.

Gregory Fleetwood, 66, last of 3507 Laconia Avenue, was arraigned on second-degree Murder before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas.

The defendant was remanded and is due back in court on September 16.

It was not the first time Fleetwood strangled a pregnant woman.

District Attorney Darcel Clark said, “Forensic experts were able to match the DNA from the defendant with the victim who was strangled and killed in her home with her 5-year-old son present. Investigators never gave up on getting justice for her, and her alleged killer is now being held accountable.”

According to the investigation, on February 5, 1996, inside of 1706 Davidson Avenue in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx, the defendant allegedly choked Jasmine Porter, 36, to death in her apartment.

"Porter’s 5-year-old son was in the home and was alone with her body for two days before it was discovered,” DA Clark said.

“DNA was recovered from under the victim’s fingernails. Recently the investigation matched that evidence with Fleetwood’s DNA, using technology that wasn’t available in 1996.”

Fleetwood had a previous conviction for strangling another pregnant woman in the Bronx in 1987.

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