Trial in 1974 Massachusetts homicide set to start
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony in the trial of a Georgia man charged in connection with a 1974 Massachusetts homicide is scheduled to start this week.
Opening statements in the trial of 71-year-old Lonzo Guthrie are expected in Worcester Superior Court on Tuesday. Jury selection started last week.
The Austell, Georgia, man has pleaded not guilty to the February 1974 stabbing death of 21-year-old Eileen Ferro in her Shrewsbury home.
Ferro was found dead a day after Guthrie delivered furniture to the home.
Guthrie was linked to the killing in 2013 when blood evidence from the scene matched a DNA sample he submitted because of a California rape conviction.
Guthrie’s lawyer says his client “absolutely” denies killing Ferro.