Junior Young has finally been jailed for attacking and killing 86-year-old Hilda Lockert in 2001 after DNA samples were re-examined using specialized software showed a chance of one in a billion that it wasn’t the man originally questioned.
This is what happens when the judicial system works. You cannot go scot-free over a crime you committed 20 years ago, even if it’s 50 years, the law will grab your ass and put you where you belong.
Via The Mirror:
A man has finally faced justice after a DNA breakthrough saw him jailed for killing a pensioner in a robbery two decades ago.
Hilda Lockert, 86, was attacked outside her home in Brixton, south London, in April 2001.
Junior Young, who was 18 years old when he and an accomplice fatally attacked the elderly woman, was questioned by police weeks later but was never charged.
After the robbery, she fell to the floor before the thieves raided her coat pockets, before grabbing her shopping bags and handbag.
She was rushed to hospital but later developed a blood clot and tragically died two weeks later.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard, from Specialist Crime:
“Up until this attack, Hilda had been a very independent woman who continued to do all of her own shopping and housework.
“Due to her age and the fact she was alone, Young saw her as an easy target and had no regard for the injuries he might cause when he violently robbed her.
“Hilda’s sudden death left her family and those who knew her distraught but she has never been forgotten, thanks in part to them naming a street in Brixton after her.
“Similarly we in the Met have never stopped fighting for justice for Hilda, despite the passage of time.
“We are pleased that thanks to advances in science Young now faces a significant custodial sentence and we hope this acts as a reminder to others who think they have evaded justice that we will not give up in our quest to find them.”
Junior Young is 39 years old who has been found guilty of manslaughter over her death. He will be sentenced on December 20 at the Old Bailey.