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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man set for prison release next month after serving a nine-month sentence for theft is now facing capital murder charges in connection with the slaying of a woman eight years ago.

The new charges against 45-year-old Troy McWhorter were filed Wednesday by the Harris County sheriff’s office cold case unit. Detectives matched McWhorter’s DNA to evidence found on 36-year-old Shonda Alexander, whose abandoned body was discovered in July 2004.

McWhorter was not among the original suspects. The new charge also was based on information detectives obtained from McWhorter in a prison interview. He violated probation and earlier this year was sent to prison where authorities routinely obtained a DNA sample from him that went into a database.

There was no information on an attorney for McWhorter.

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