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Thursday Oct 16 | via Inside Bay Area
A former Foothill High teacher testified Thursday that he suspected from the beginning that Steven Carlson killed his 14-year-old classmate Tina Faelz near the Pleasanton school in 1984. Carlson, a 46-year-old transient, was charged in 2011 with Tina's murder after his blood was identified on her purse. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Inside Bay Area
Before 14-year-old Tina Faelz was found stabbed to death near Pleasanton's Foothill High School in 1984, she and her schoolmate Steven Carlson were not known to have interacted except for the time she told him to leave one of her friends alone. It wasn't until nearly three decades years later that authorities linked the brutal killing to Carlson by his blood on Tina's purse, Alameda County deputy district attorney Stacie Pettigrew said Tuesday at the opening of the murder trial for the 46-year-old transient. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via Patch.com
A prosecutor told jurors today that belatedly uncovered DNA evidence proves that a then-teenage boy murdered his 14-year-old high school classmate in Pleasanton 30 years ago. Tina Faelz's stabbing death on April 5, 1984, remained unsolved for more than 25 years, but prosecutor Stacie Pettigrew said a 2011 DNA test showed that a small amount of blood that was found on Faelz's purse was Steven Carlson's. Comment?
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