Investigators say DNA evidence has led a convicted sex offender to be accused of a 1994 North Texas slaying.
Baylor County Sheriff Bob Elliott said Wednesday that 50-year-old Jack Wesley Melton of Paris, Texas, was arrested May 9 for parole violation.
Elliott says routine DNA tests linked Melton to the October 1994 shooting of 69-year-old Florence Kate Martin at her home near Mabelle. Elliott says Martin apparently was a random victim.
The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports Melton in 1988 was sentenced to 30 years for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony. He was paroled in 1991. Details on his sex offender record weren't immediately available.
Bond has been set at $500,000 for Melton. His attorney did not immediately return a message Wednesday.
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