KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A person has been charged within the 1985 murder of Gary Watson in Roeland Park.
During an early Tuesday afternoon information convention, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe introduced his workplace has filed murder costs in opposition to Geter Rhymes.
Howe mentioned Rymes, 65, was just lately arrested within the St. Louis space and is present process an extradition course of to Johnson County.
Detectives mentioned that due to the standard of the proof Roeland Park cops initially obtained on the murder scene, forensic analysts have been in a position to retest proof within the case after being assigned the case in August 2020.
During the information convention, Watson’s sister, Audrey Walker, mentioned the household now has closure.
Walker, who follows chilly instances intently, mentioned the household by no means gave up hope.
“In my spirit, I believed the things I saw on television could eventually happen to our family,” Walker mentioned of the investigation into her brother’s dying.
Watson was murdered on the afternoon of March 13, 1985, exterior the doorway of the Skyline Apartments in Roeland Park.
The authentic report indicated Watson had been stabbed a number of instances, resulting in his dying. Original reporting indicated there might have been as many as three suspects.
During Tuesday’s information convention, Howe didn’t present further data on the particular turning level within the investigation that led to the costs in opposition to Rhymes.
Online information point out Rhymes is presently within the St. Charles County, Missouri, jail. When he’s extradited to Kansas, a course of anticipated to take a few week, he will probably be held in Johnson County on a $1 million bond.
This is a growing story and will probably be up to date.
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