Roscoe found guilty after 25 years

By: The Associated Press

WARWICK, R.I. – A Rhode Island man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting and killing an elderly woman in her West Warwick apartment more than 25 years ago.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says a Kent County Superior Court jury on Monday found David Roscoe guilty of first-degree murder and sexual assault.

The jury returned the verdict after 3 hours of deliberation following a six-day trial.

Prosecutors say Roscoe sexually assaulted and killed 85-year-old Germaine Mouchon in her apartment in 1990.

Police reopened the case last summer after Mouchon’s grandson inquired about it.

Police say DNA evidence collected from the scene was tested and matched to Roscoe, who was previously convicted of child molestation and felony assault.

He was arrested in November.

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