Nearly 14 years after Korrina Nicholas’s body was found half-naked in the bushes near the Douglas Family Preserve, her alleged killer was finally brought to justice this week thanks to some high-tech police work. After his DNA was found to be a perfect match to samples taken from the crime scene in 1992, Gregory Edwards was arrested by Santa Barbara police in San Quentin State Prison, where he was serving a nine-month sentence for a theft-related charge. A longtime Santa Cruz resident, 43-year-old Edwards was apparently working as a tree trimmer in Santa Barbara around the time of Nicholas’s murder and, according to authorities, has made “incriminating statements” about his role in the crime since his arrest.
Originally published 12:00 p.m., March 16, 2006
Updated 11:20 a.m., March 23, 2006
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