10 Year-Old Cold Case Solved Involving Then 13 Year-Old Suspect

A Tennessee jury has found a woman guilty of murder for binding a 68-year-old man’s body and face with duct tape and robbing him in 2009 when she was 13.

The now 24-year-old Angel Bumpass was convicted yesterday of first-degree felony murder in the slaying of Franklin Bonner, as well as attempt to commit especially aggravated robbery. Bonner was found bound to a kitchen table with tape covering his body and face. A medical examiner determined he’d suffocated.

The 10-year-old case had gone cold until prosecutors reopened it last year and found Bumpass’ fingerprints matched those taken from duct tape at the scene.

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