Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fitzhugh Newton III - Repeat Sex Offender - Tied to rape and murder by DNA


A Level 3 sex offender was indicted Monday in connection with the rape and death of a woman who was found dead in a delivery truck in Dorchester.

Jewell Allsop, 48, was found dead on Feb. 26 in the truck on Columbia Road. Officials indicted Fitzhugh Newton III, 50, of Roxbury for two counts of aggravated rape and one count of first-degree murder.
"Whatever satisfaction there is in identifying Ms. Allsop's alleged killer is far outweighed by knowing the horror of her final moments," Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. "We can only hope that this step in the process reminds her loved ones that we will not rest until justice has been done."

Workers at a Dorchester food preparation and delivery service notified Boston police when they saw the rear door to one of their trucks open and found Allsop unresponsive inside. Emergency medical technicians pronounced her dead at the scene.

An autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner deemed her death a homicide by strangulation. Pathologists also found abrasions on her face; blunt impact trauma to her head, neck, and torso; and evidence that she had been raped.

Biological evidence recovered from the crime scene and from the victim's remains was processed by Boston police criminalists, who developed a DNA profile believed to be the attacker's. That profile was then submitted to the FBI's Combined DNA Index System --or CODIS -- a database containing millions of DNA samples from offenders both known and unknown.

The DNA sample from Allsop’s murder came back as matching a sample that Newton had previously submitted to CODIS. Under Massachusetts law, anyone convicted of a felony must provide such a sample. Newton has felony convictions dating back to 1979, when he was found guilty of kidnapping and assault with intent to rape.

"The CODIS database has been a boon to police and prosecutors," Conley said. "We’ve used it to build cases in rapes, murders and other violent crimes that otherwise might never have been solved."

Newton remains held without bail following his July 8 arraignment in Roxbury District Court. Newton is scheduled to face charges Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte


Taj-Kamau said...

This is my uncle. Ever since i was a child he has been incarcerated....My uncle is an honest man and has admitted to all of his lifes downsides from the past. He has told us this charge is false; so i believe that he will be freed due to my belief in his honesty. Nobodys perfect in this world.....and neither is uncle Coolo.......Neither are you.....and also it is not in our power to judge another human...the wind(god, jahovah, allah, yahweh, etc..) does this.

Vigilant Antis said...

He can't lie his way out of DNA.

You're being stupid.

If you want to live free in society don't rape people.