Austin man charged with capital murder in connection to woman's death in 1979
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Investigators in Austin say advancements in DNA technology has led to the indictment of a 64-year-old man in the 1979 death of a woman.
Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore released a statement on Thursday confirming that Michael Anthony Galvan is charged with capital murder.
He was being held Friday at the Travis County jail on a $750,000 bond. Online jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney to speak for him.
Galvan is charged in the death of 18-year-old Debra Reiding, a newlywed from Choteau, Montana, who had recently moved to Austin with her husband.
Galvan was a suspect at the time but there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him after Reiding's body was found in her home.
The two had worked together at an Austin restaurant.