Monday, December 22, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 



DNA links Austin man to 1980 killing

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: DNA links Austin man to 1980 killing
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Investigators say DNA evidence has led to an Austin man now accused of a 1980 killing in Central Texas.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced the arrest of 53-year-old Steven Alan Thomas on a capital murder charge.

The case involves the November 1980 beating, sexual assault and strangling of 73-year-old Mildred McKinney. She was discovered dead in her southwest Williamson County home.

Thomas was arrested Monday in Austin, where he had been living. Investigators say Thomas, who formerly lived in Garland, has denied knowing the victim or assaulting her.

Sgt. John Foster says DNA from Thomas was obtained at a previous time. Foster declined to provide further details.

Bond has been set at $1.5 million for Thomas. Williamson County jail records Tuesday did not list an attorney for him.

Copyright 2012 Associated Press, All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP