UNSOLVED: Police have new evidence in Charlotte mom's decades-old murder

  • In US
  • 2022-12-08 23:52:31Z
  • By WSOC

A family could finally have answers in the death of a Charlotte woman more than 30 years ago.

Investigators said Kim Thomas, 32, was found inside her Cotswold home on July 2, 1990. She was handcuffed and her throat was repeatedly slashed, police said, and her 10-month-old son was in his crib nearby.


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Her death has gone unsolved for decades, but now, there could be a break in the case.

A prominent Charlotte defense attorney said police have uncovered evidence that could finally solve the case.

Her husband, Dr. Edward Friedland, and a handyman have been suspected of committing the crime.

Friedland was indicted but the charges were quickly dropped.

Another suspect, Marion Gales, has never been indicted, arrested, or charged in Thomas' murder.

David Rudolf, the attorney representing Friedland, has filed a motion asking for police to release DNA evidence that allegedly ties Gales to the murder.

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They hope this would clear the doctor's name and point to the person they believe is responsible.

"Assuming that his DNA has been found at the house, which is what I was told, it's the final straw," Rudolf said. "It's not just a piece of evidence that could be explained away."

Channel 9 reached out to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department about the filing and so far, we have not heard back.

>> At 11 on Eyewitness News, Channel 9′s Glenn Counts breaks down the new information.

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