A man has been charged in the 1993 stabbing death of a woman in Washington after he was linked to the crime through a DNA match.
District of Columbia police announced Thursday that 48-year-old Therion Bryant of Parkville, Maryland, was arrested by a fugitive task force. Bryant has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 25-year-old Charlene Johnson. He's been ordered held without bond.
Court documents show Bryant was linked to the slaying through a DNA match in 2014. The documents show police interviewed him and he denied involvement. After a subsequent DNA match in 2016, police charged him in a warrant.
The documents show that after his arrest, Bryant admitted having sex with Johnson but still denied killing her.
Bryant's public defender, Jacqueline Cadman, declined to comment.