Man accused in '75 murder faces Oct. trial date - WKRN News 2

Man accused in '75 murder faces Oct. trial date

Jerome Barrett Jerome Barrett

The man accused in the 1975 rape and murder of a Vanderbilt University student will go on trial this October.

Jerome Barrett, 60, faces first degree murder charges in the death of Sarah Des Prez.

Police believe Barrett raped and suffocated Des Prez in her apartment near the university.

He was arrested in November 2007 after police linked DNA found in the bedding to him.

Police said Barrett may also before responsible for the death of nine-year-old Marcia Trimble. She disappeared during the same time period Des Prez was killed.

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