Court upholds ‘cold case' conviction

Sherman Ridley was convicted by a Fulton County jury in 2006 for the 1994 strangling of Lorraine Lansford, 28, in a vacant house on McAfee Street. Years after Ridley had pleaded guilty to raping two other woman, Atlanta Police began investigating the cold case involving Lansford, who was attacked in a similar manner. A DNA test tied Ridley to her murder, prosecutors said.

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