Oxygen True Crime: Decades After Florida Woman Is Brutally Murdered, A Job Application Leads To Her Killer

Better had been killed during a robbery of Lu Shay’s Consignment Shop in Delray Beach. She had been bludgeoned and stabbed repeatedly, leaving a trail of blood, according to The Washington Post. Detectives during the trial said that despite interviews with 37 suspects, the case had sadly turned cold for many years, until Barket was finally found.

Assistant State Attorney Alexcia Cox described the situation at the sentencing.

“It was quick, it was brutal. … He made the conscious decision that he would end her life,” Cox said, according to the Sun Sentinel. “It took 21 years for this crime to catch up to him. But it did.”

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