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Posted at 7:31 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Man, 70, implicated in 1974 rape dies

By Richmond Times-Dispatch

Prosecutors say a former professional boxer implicated in a decades-old rape case has died.

Henrico County prosecutors tell the Richmond Times-Dispatch they learned last month that 70-year-old John Henry Howard Jr. had died at the Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville.

Howard was arrested in 2008 after DNA preserved from the 1974 rape of an 81-year-old Sandston woman linked him to the assault.

He was arrested but ruled incompetent to assist in his defense, so he was civilly committed to the Piedmont facility.

The state Medical Examiner's office said Howard died of a pulmonary embolism.

By Richmond Times-Dispatch  | March 11, 2011; 7:31 AM ET
Categories:  Sex Crimes, Virginia  
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So, the victim is now 117 ?

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