James Michael Coates and Joshua Harmon.
Mostafa Al Zoubi, Gulf Today
American national James Michael Coates, 56, was arrested and convicted of a murder he committed on May 15, 1988, — 33 years later.
The victim was the child, Joshua Harmon, 8, who disappeared from Atlanta, USA, and his body was discovered in the woods.
Coates was arrested at the apartment complex, where the child resided.
The criminal faces felony murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence.
"When the criminal remains free for a long time, it is actually a tragedy no family whose child dies can stand," Roswell Police Chief James Conroy said at a news conference.
The victim's body was discovered two days later in an area near his house and the killer resided there also.
After taking permission from the victim’s family, the police took out the child's body in February 2021, hoping to find more evidence.
After conducting additional DNA testing on evidence on the crime scene, the police said they linked Coates to the crime.
Conroy said at a press conference that investigators, police officers, scientists and others who worked on the case over the past years did not give up hope that Josh's murderer would be brought to justice.
Bangladesh police were set to file charges on Wednesday against 16 people, including the headmaster of an Islamic seminary, over the shocking murder of a 19-year-old girl burned to death.
Fahim Saleh, 33, was found unresponsive in his Manhattan home on Tuesday afternoon, an NYPD spokeswoman told AFP. "He was dismembered. His death was deemed a homicide," she said.
Police believe that the three girls aged one, two and three, and two boys aged six and eight were sedated and then smothered to death either on Wednesday or Thursday.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.
In the first case, which took place at 5:00pm, there were 3 Asians, two of whom were rescued while the third, 29, drowned. In the second case, which took place at 6:00pm, an Arab, 30, drowned and was transported by the national ambulance to the Khalifa Hospital..
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.