DNA Used to Arrest Ohio Man in Old North Texas Slaying

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - New DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Ohio man whose testimony in a 1986 Texas murder case helped convict another person.

Fifty-five-year-old Gerald Pabst was once a suspect in the sexual assault and shooting death of Galua Crosby in Garland.

But prosecutors in Dallas dropped a murder charge against Pabst, who passed a polygraph test and testified against Clay Chabot.

Chabot was then convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Pabst was arrested Monday at a bar in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and sent to Dallas to face a capital murder charge.

Bond is $500,000.

A DNA test in June linked Pabst to the crime and he was indicted Friday.

Prosecutors say there is no DNA evidence to support the conviction of Chabot.

Chabot is seeking a new trial.

Pabst declined comment.

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