Toledo serial killer tied to Atlantic City murder
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:32:25 GMT —
A man, who in 2006 confessed to killing five women in Northwest Ohio between 2000 and 2005, has been indicted in a 1987 Atlantic City murder.
Dellmus Colvin was originally charged with killing Melissa Weber, 37, and Jackie Simpson, 33, both of Toledo. According to prosecutors, both were prostitutes addicted to crack cocaine. Weber was murdered in 2003 and Simpson in 2005.
As the trial neared its end, Coleman offered to plead guilty to the Weber and Simpson murders as well as the murders of three other prostitutes. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to not seek the death penalty.
Now prosecutors in Mays Landing, NJ believe that Colvin is responsible for the murder of a woman in their city in 1987. Colvin was a suspect in the murder of Donna Lee White 23 years ago, but the coroner eventually ruled the cause of death to be cocaine toxicity. However, when police learned that Colvin had been convicted in Toledo, they reopened the case.
Colvin is currently serving a life sentence in the Toledo Correctional Institution. He will be eligible for parole in 2072.