A jury has found a York County woman guilty of killing her baby after her baby’s body was found floating in the Catawba River in August 1992, the York County Solicitor’s Office told Channel 9 Friday night.
York County detectives say DNA evidence helped them pinpoint Stacy Michelle Rabon as a suspect.
Channel 9’s Tina Terry was in court on Tuesday as lawyers made their opening arguments. She also heard testimony, some of which came from law enforcement officers investigating the crime decades ago. Some never thought they would see this day.
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Prosecutors said the baby was stabbed. The coroner was unable to determine whether she died of those injuries or of asphyxia.
The case went cold until a few years ago when York County got its own DNA crime lab. They say a lead was developed in 2019 that pointed to Stacy Michelle Rabon.
The jury returned a guilty verdict on charges of murder by child molestation, but was hanged on charges of murder.
The sentencing will take place on August 21.
The baby’s birthday is Saturday. She would have been 31 years old.
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