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Thursday, October 25, 2012

DNA Matches Pin 1972,’73 Murders of Two White Women on Racist, Black Serial Rapist Michael Sumpter, Who Died in 2001

 

War victim Mary Lee McClain; war criminal Michael Sumpter: “DNA evidence has helped police identify Michael Sumpter, who died of cancer in 2001, as the man responsible in the 1973 death of 24-year-old Mary Lee McClain inside her Beacon Hill apartment.”


Zahia Salem, ca 1980s
By Nicholas Stix

Remember the PC CBS show, Cold Case? It was one of those utterly fake, “realistic” police dramas, whose dramas would pound out a propagandistic script every week, in which a member of an affirmative action class was murdered by an evil, white heterosexual male. One episode was about a white man who murdered a homosexual out of “homophobia.” When the case was solved, the victim’s ghost appeared to give a sign of approval.

Another time, just after World War II, a white man murdered his wife, who had worked in an arms factory during the war, and who had developed a sense of independence and wanted to keep on working. Yeah, he murdered her for wanting to work!

After the war, women wanted anything but to work in factories. The baby boom was not a man conspiracy.

I only watched the show a few times, once I got the drill, and I got the drill immediately. Not only were the scripts humorless, dishonest, paint-by-the-numbers, leftwing boilerplate, but the cast stunk, as well. Most of the players were also cast based on their membership in affirmative action groups. Thus, there were no great character actors as stars, or in the supporting cast.

I wonder how many people realized that the “cases” were completely made up out of leftwing talking points?

Real cold cases more often resemble the two below: A black serial rapist-murderer who preyed on white women, and a raceless serial rapist, who also murdered a white woman.

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Dead man linked to second Boston cold case murder
By Matt Stout
October 18, 2012; updated 7 days ago
Boston Herald
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Authorities say they’ve linked a convicted rapist who died more than decade ago to a near 40-year-old cold case murder, the second they believe the man committed as he allegedly tormented women on Beacon Hill and Back Bay in a murderous spree of sexual assaults in the 1970s.

DNA evidence helped identify Michael Sumpter, who died of cancer in 2001, as the man responsible for raping and strangling 24-year-old Mary Lee McClain inside her Beacon Hill apartment in December 1973, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said in a joint release today.

Thanks to the help of a federally funded cold-case investigation, authorities submitted evidence from McClain’s murder earlier this year, and in May, received a “hit” on Sumpter’s DNA profile, which was on file after a separate 1975 rape conviction.

“This is a story about an old case and new technology, but it’s also a story about hope and perseverance,” Conley said. “Mary’s family never lost their faith that her murder would be solved.”

Added Davis: “Our dedicated detectives and our crime lab analysts worked tirelessly on this case. They never gave up, leaving no stone unturned to provide the family with answers. We hope this information gives them some peace.”

Authorities said a man had broken into McClain’s Mount Vernon Street apartment that she shared with two roommates, raped her, and strangled her to death on Dec. 12, 1973.

Her murder is the second that police have linked to Sumpter since his death. In 2010, authorities tied him to the 1972 rape and murder of Ellen Rutchick, 23, in her Beacon Street residence after her family contacted Boston police asking if they could take up her case once again.

Sumpter is also believed to have committed the 1985 rape of a 21-year-old woman inside a Marlborough Street apartment. At the time of his death, Sumpter was serving a 15- to 20-year prison sentence for yet another sexual assault — the 1975 rape of a 21-year-old woman inside her Beacon Street home.

Conley and Davis said that if Sumpter were alive today, he would be indicted for McClain’s murder.

Authorities said the technology that helped solve McClain’s murder is the same that helped lead to the conviction of serial rapist Charles H. Brook Jr. last month for the 1989 murder of 87-year-old Zahia Salem in her South End home.

-— matthew.stout@bostonherald.com

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