If you've gotten away with murder, you should probably go ahead and keep your DNA to yourself. That seems to be the moral of the story of one Francisco Acevedo, who for years eluded investigators searching for the killer of three New York women. The murders occurred in Yonkers in 1989, 1991 and 1996, and the case went cold until 2009, when Acevedo voluntarily provided DNA as a condition of a parole application after a drunk driving rap.
After being found guilty yesterday, Acevedeo, 43, faces 75 years in prison when he's sentenced in January. During the trial, an expert testified that it was statistically impossible for the DNA found in vaginal swabs from each of the women to be anyone’s but Acevedo’s. Each woman was found strangled, naked, bound at the hands and facing upward. LoHud.com reports that one body was found in a pay-by-the-hour motel, while the other two women—whom police described as prostitutes from the North Bronx—were found under a bridge.
According to the AP, investigators had looked at “way more than 100” other potential suspects over the years before getting Acevedo’s blood sample and matching it to the victims. Detective John Geiss said that when police came to arrest Acevedo on murder charges, "he wasn’t very happy to see us." They probably get this kind of rude welcome a lot, but we're sure it still hurts their feelings.