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Teen Convicted in ‘Thrill Killing’

July 31, 1993

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ A teen-ager who said in a statement that he got the ″ultimate rush″ from slashing a woman’s throat was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

A Fort Worth jury took little more than an hour Friday to convict Charles Lamont Duncan of Bedford in the April 2, 1992, killing of Mae Goto.

Takashi Goto found his wife’s body lying in a pool of blood when he returned to their Bedford home 15 months ago. Within a week, Duncan and two other teen-age gang members were arrested in what police called a ″thrill killing.″

In a four-page statement, Duncan wrote that he got the ″ultimate rush″ from holding Ms. Goto down and slashing her throat.

Duncan, now 17, must serve a minimum of 35 years before becoming eligible for parole.

Gerald Kowalk, 19, and Joseph Botts, 16, also are charged in the crime. Trial dates have not been set for them.

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