Man convicted in Seminole County cold case murder facing charges in Hawaii cold case killing
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The man who was convicted last month of the cold case killing of a U.S. Navy recruit in Seminole County more than 30 years ago is now facing charges in another cold case in Hawaii. Honolulu police said Monday that a grand jury has indicted Thomas Garner on charges of second-degree murder of Kathy Hicks. READ: DNA from suspect in Seminole County cold case murder possibly linked to another cold case in HawaiiPolice said Hicks’ body was found along a Nuuanu road in 1982. READ: Man found guilty of 1984 killing of Navy recruit in Seminole CountyIn May of this year, after deliberating for less than two hours, a jury found Garner guilty of killing Navy recruit Pamela Cahanes in Seminole County more than 30 years ago. READ: Man accused of killing Navy recruit takes stand in cold caseGarner, of Jacksonville, was arrested in 2019 for the 1984 cold case murder of Cahanes, who was found murdered and sexually assaulted in the yard of an abandoned home in Sanford.wftv.com
Watch at 9 a.m.: Closing arguments set to begin in trial for man accused of killing Navy recruit in Seminole County more than 30 years ago
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Closing arguments are set to begin in a trial for a man accused of killing a Navy recruit in Seminole County more than three decades ago. Thomas Garner was arrested in 2019 for the 1984 cold case murder of Pamela Cahanes, a navy recruit who was found murdered and sexually assaulted in the yard of an abandoned home in Sanford. Garner took the stand on Monday and admitted he may have had sex with Cahanes, but he didn’t kill her. READ: Man accused of killing Navy recruit takes stand in cold caseHis fate will soon be in the hands of the jury, who will hear closing arguments at 9 a.m. Thursday. READ: DNA from suspect in Seminole County cold case murder possibly linked to another cold case in HawaiiThomas Garner murder trial (WFTV.com News Staff)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
You may not have heard of these unsolved Central Florida cold cases
The case of the lopsided jawThree years ago, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office released more information, including photos, of this cold case from Jan. 18, 1986. Over the course of the investigation, the Marion County Sheriffs Office used a team of forensic artists from the University of South Florida to build a clay sculpture of the victims skull. If you have any information, please call the Marion County Sheriffs Office at 352-369-6831, or call CrimeStoppers at 352-368-STOP. Osceola County deputies need civilians' help to close what they call one of the most brutal cold cases in Central Florida. Deputies have asked anyone with information regarding Reagen's murder, please call the Osceola County Sheriffs Office at 407-348-2222.