Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Murderer caught by his son's DNA

Murderer caught by his son's DNA

A brute who raped and killed a teenager 26 years ago was jailed yesterday...trapped by his son's DNA.

Twisted Paul Hutchinson, 50, was caught when his son gave a sample after being arrested for a car offence.

Police found it was a partial match to evidence left after the 1983 death of Colette Aram, 16.

Father-of-four Hutchinson admitted the murder 25 years after the case became the first killing to appear on BBC1's Crimewatch.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Flaux said the attack was "violent, twisted and perverted" and subjected Colette to "unimaginable terror and degradation".

He added: "It was a terrible act which has torn Colette's family apart and left a community haunted. "The killing was clearly premeditated.

You concealed your guilt for more than 25 years and only pleaded guilty when the evidence became overwhelming."

Hutchinson showed no signs of emotion and gazed at the packed gallery where Colette's family sat.

Her mother Jacqui Kirby, 62, now re-married and living in Greece, was comforted by exhusband Tony Aram, 68, and Colette's brother Mark, 45.

Outside Nottingham crown court she said: "We have spent 26 years wondering who murdered Colette. You could see Hutchinson has no remorse. There are still a lot of questions only he can answer."

Colette vanished in Keyworth, Notts, in October 1983 as she made the mile walk to the home of her boyfriend.

Her body was found in a field next day. She had been dragged at knifepoint into her killer's stolen car before being strangled, raped and beaten.

Another DNA case

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