3 Guilty Verdicts in Yonkers Serial Killings

Francisco Aceveda was convicted of three serial murders

Monday, Nov 14, 2011  |  Updated 5:21 PM EDT
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3 Guilty Verdicts in Yonkers Serial Killings

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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 three serial murders. He could be sentenced to 75 years to life in prison.

The killings in Yonkers, between 1989 and 1996, were linked to each other 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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