Case Study/ the Murder of Carolyn Casey

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Danielle Johnson
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Writting Assignment 2
Thomas Edison State College
AOJ-280-OL009

Case Study/ The Murder of Carolyn Casey

Ynobe Matthews was Executed January 6, 2004 at 6:18 p.m in Texas by lethal injection for the 2000 rape and murder of a College student named Carolyn Casey. He was also charged with arson as a result of the fire he started at the crime scene. DNA, a post mortem examination, and fibers left at the crime scene all played a crucial role in solving this case. Though not acquainted, Ynobe Matthews and Carolyn Casey attended the same party that had been thrown by a Resident of the Apartment Complex they resided in. Carolyn Casey stated to a friend she was feeling unwell and left the party. In the early morning hours of May 28, Fire Fighters responded to a call at the Dou Chene Apartment Complex in College Station. Upon entering into the Unit they found the Victim. She deceased and slumped over the bed in a kneeling position, in addition, she was nude from the waist down. There where numerous items gathered from inside house that had been intentionally set ablaze after being placed between her legs. This was quickly identified as an attempt by the perpetrator to destroy evidence at the scene of a homicide.
Homicide Detectives began interviewing everyone that had attended the party and asking them for DNA samples. Eventually, Ynobe Matthews was asked to had over certain articles of clothing he wore during the party. He was also asked to give samples of his head hair, pubic hair, blood and saliva. After homicide detectives viewed video surveillance camera footage taken from a convenience store, it was discovered that he intentionally gave detectives the wrong clothing. When he was confronted with the camera footage he handed over the missing clothing which where promptly tested for evidence.
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