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DNA Ties Homeless Man to Saco Motel Death
11/20/2012 10:22 AM ET  

Lebon Bruno made his first court appearance Monday in connection with the death of Elizabeth Williams of Portland.

ALFRED, Maine (AP) _ Prosecutors say a homeless man from Portland accused of raping and beating a woman and leaving her in the bathtub of a Saco motel room was tied to the crime through DNA evidence.

Lebon Bruno made his first court appearance Monday in connection with the death of Elizabeth Williams of Portland. The 55-year-old Williams was found by housekeepers at the Sunrise Motel on Nov. 6. She died the following day.

The 39-year-old Bruno did not enter a plea and remains in custody. He's charged with murder and sexual assault.

Court documents indicate that blood stains on Bruno's shoes and body matched Williams' DNA.

Williams suffered internal injuries, eye and neck bruising, broken teeth, a broken nose and "a non-survivable brain injury.''

Bruno told police someone else killed the woman.


 

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