74 year old Samuel Little aka Samuel McDowell, a career criminal, spent a lot of free time before being arrested as a suspect for the murder of three women in the 1980s. DNA evidence has finally nailed the accused after quarter of a century. Little, who was arrested only in 2012, now faces trial for sexually assaulting three women and strangling them.
DNA expert Amanda Mendoza is the latest to testify with all certainty that she made a positive match of the DNA samples with those from Samuel Little. The trial of the accused started Aug. 19th with prosecutors planning to call witnesses in their case to testify. One of the prosecutors defined Little as a sexual monster who preyed on vulnerable women.
Little was arrested by Los Angeles cold case detectives from a Christian shelter in Kentucky in 2012 for possessing a crack pipe, and is likely to spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted of killing the three women. All three were gruesomely murdered and their bodies thrown in different locations a few miles away from South Los Angeles. One body was found in a back alley, another amid garbage, and the third in an abandoned commercial garage.
The accused is no stranger to crime and has been booked in 24 states for assault, shop lifting, armed robbery, burglary, and drug offenses over a period of 56 years. Despite a lengthy rap sheet with crimes committed all over the country, he has spent less than 10 years in prison. This is because of the liberal influence on the justice system which does not care about locking up criminals.
A Disgusting Human Being
DNA samples of Little stored in a criminal database in 2012 matched perfectly with DNA evidence found at old crime scenes. Evidence included genetic material take from one of the victim’s fingernails and semen stains from shirts of the two other women. Los Angeles police allege he was a serial killer who preyed on prostitutes, drug addicts, and other vulnerable women.
They also allege that he used his skills as a former boxer to deliver a knockout punch to women and then strangle them while masturbating. Soon after, he would dump their bodies and leave town. Police in just about every jurisdiction from California to Florida, Texas, Ohio, Missouri, and Kentucky, to name a few, are searching through their records for possible links to Little. His criminal defense lawyers say Little has pleaded not guilty in the three LA slayings.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Beth Silverman told jurors that women who survived the brutal serial killer’s attacks in South LA will be testifying. They are likely to hear firsthand accounts of how the attacks followed a similar pattern. One of Little’s first murders was that of a prostitute in the summer of 1980. He allegedly knocked her out with a punch and attempted to drown her in her bathtub. The next year he targeted another prostitute and single mother of three whom he hired and then beat up. However, she managed to escape but failed to contact the police to file a report.
This is what Samuel Little really looks like.
His dastardly acts never seemed to stop. In the mid-1980s in San Diego, Little pulled a woman off the roadside into his black Thunderbird and sexually assaulted her. He repeatedly choked her and dumped her in an area strewn with garbage and broken glass. Luckily she survived and reported the incident to the San Diego police.
It was a month later that three patrol officers spotted a parked black Thunderbird from which Little emerged. They found a woman slumped on the back seat, bleeding from her nose. She was allegedly severely beaten up by Little, who was taken into custody and convicted of false imprisonment and felony assault. He was released after 2 ½ years, which was when the body of Carol Alford, the first one of the three victims, was found in Los Angeles. Two years later the bodies of Guadalupe Abodaca and Audrey Nelson were found.
Defense Attorneys need to Look at the Big Picture
Little’s criminal defense attorney argued that the prosecution’s story of Little’s past did not have anything to do with the current charges faced by his client. He also alleged that the DNA evidence had nothing to do with the murders. Information of his DNA is being shared with law enforcement all around the country in a bid to solve many other death cases.