Man arrested and charged with 1988 killing of taxi driver in Charlotte


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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Police have made an arrest in the 1988 killing of a taxi driver in Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told local media outlets Thursday that 49-year-old Jackie Sanders has been charged with murder and armed robbery.

Thirty-year-old Dwight Thomas Corum was found dead in his cab on a city street on Jan. 14, 1988. Police said that although they collected the DNA evidence, they couldn't identify a suspect at the time.

A review of the case started late in 2013. Detectives said a review of DNA evidence allowed them to bring the charges against Sanders.

He was serving time at Tabor Correctional Institution in Tabor City for being a habitual felon. It was not clear if he has a lawyer for the new charges.

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