Arrest made in 1989 Hempstead murder

Police say they arrested the man responsible for a decades-old murder in Hempstead.

Authorities say they arrested 38-year-old Joey Bethea in upstate New York for killing 22-year-old Dorothy LeConte, of New Jersey, in 1989.

Cops say LeConte was sexually assaulted and strangled near Hempstead High School. LeConte, a Haitian immigrant, had only been living in the United States for 6 months when she was killed. Police say Bethea was arrested three times since LeConte?s murder and they were able to match a DNA sample he recently gave with DNA from the crime scene.

Bethea is charged with felony murder.

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