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3 guilty verdicts in NY serial killings

Man who eluded suspicion for years is convicted of 3 NY murders; voluntarily gave up DNA By The Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) ' A man who eluded suspicion for more than a decade has been found guilty of killing three New York women.

A Westchester County jury on Monday convicted 43-year-old Francisco Acevedo of the serial murders. He could be sent to prison for 75 years to life when sentenced Jan. 17.

The killings in Yonkers, between 1989 and 1996, were linked by DNA. But police did not know whose DNA it was until 2009.

That's when Acevedo, who was in prison on a drunken driving charge, gave up a DNA sample as part of a parole application.

At trial, an expert testified it was statistically impossible for the DNA found in all three women to be anyone's but Acevedo's.

Acevedo's defense acknowledged he had sex with the women but denied rape and murder.

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