Investigators said Woodward had developed feelings for his roommate, Houts’ 남자 친구, and was jealous of their relationship.
작년, the Santa Clara County crime lab and the Mountain View Police Department used new developments in forensic science to link Woodward to the rope around Houts
’ 목, 수사관은 말했다.
“The biggest hurdle
… was being able to find new evidence
,” Mountain View police Sgt
. David Fisher told CNN affiliate KGO
. “그때부터, these advancements have really given the district attorney the ability to file charges here.
“I want Ms. Houts’ family and friends to know that we never gave up on her. Neither time nor distance will stop us from finding out the truth and seeking justice,” said District Attorney Jeff Rosen.
“My first reaction was ‘Yes!’ ‘Yay!’ And then you come down from that, you go, ‘She’s not coming home,'” Houts’ sister Cindy told KGO.
Woodward is being held without bail in New York while he awaits extradition. He is expected to be arraigned once he returns to California. 유죄 판결을 받은 경우, he faces life in prison, according to the DA’s office.
It is not clear whether Woodward has a lawyer.
ReadyTech called Woodward’s arrest a “jolt to all of us,” in a statement issued Tuesday.
“We have the utmost empathy for the families involved,” 그것은 말했다. “ReadyTech will draw upon the strength of our long-time leadership team to support our employees, our customers and our business during this time.”