Daniel Arthur Bell is accused of taking part in the shooting death of 21-year-old Gregory Nickell, whose body was found in his burning vehicle a short time later. Bell, as well as an unknown accomplice, reportedly took turns raping Nickell's girlfriend — a crime that led to a wrongful arrest 20 years later.
The investigation into Simon Clarke's death had gone cold in 2004 but a new witness who was at the scene of the crime and remained haunted by what transpired in November of 2001 eventually agreed to tell police what he knew, giving investigators the break they needed to make an arrest.
The wife of 58-year-old Archie Rutherford found him in their "blood-soaked bed" with an electrical cord tied around his neck. Officials now say DNA has led to the arrest of Tracy Pruitt, who served 27 years in prison for an unrelated rape and robbery.
Martin Motta pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter in the murder of George Seitz, who left for a haircut in 1976 and never returned. Motta, his barber, admitted to stabbing Seitz in the head, dismembering the body and disposing of the parts around his neighborhood in Queens.
James Krauseneck was convicted of killing his wife Cathleen as she slept and leaving their 3-year-old daughter with the body while he went to work. The daughter, Sara, remains a staunch believer in her father's innocence.