(London Daily Mail) An illegal immigrant is alleged to have strangled a 49-year-old woman to death inside her home in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Massachusetts earlier this month.
Sandra Hehir's body was found in her apartment on February 5, according to The Boston Globe.
The Worcester district attorney's office said it obtained DNA evidence which links Jose Melendez, 54, to the crime.
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Melendez, who was arrested last week, has a history of run-ins with law enforcement.
He reportedly defaulted on probation in 2014 in a breaking and entering case, and he also faces charges in two drug cases in Worcester.