Steven Petric was sentenced to death and remains on Alabama Death Row for a sexual assault and murder. According to court documents Steven Petric would sexually assault and murder Toni Lim. The murder would go unsolved for nearly two decades. Steven Petric would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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A man who was convicted of the 1990 murder of a Homewood woman has been sentenced to death.
Steven Petric received the sentence today, 3 years after DNA evidence linked him to Toni Lim’s murder.
The 23-year-old woman was found dead in her Homewood apartment and thecrime when unsolved for 16 years until a national database matched DNAfrom the crime scene to Petric’s.
Petric, who is 48, has continued to maintain his innocence and said he only had consensual sex with Lim.
Shewas found hogtied in her bedroom with her throat slit and a deep knifewound to the back of her neck. She had been sexually assaulted and herwedding ring had been stolen.
Petric has been incarcerated since 1994, and was in an Illinois prison when the DNA match was found.