Saturday, July 6, 1985. El Dorado Hills, California. Estranged from her husband, Jane Anker Hylton and her thirteen year old daughter are staying at the home of a friend. Also living in the home at the time, the owner’s grandson, Ricky Davis and his girlfriend, Connie Dahl. Ricky and Connie go to a party that night. Autumn, Jane’s daughter also goes out with friends. When they all return in the wee hours of the night, Jane is dead. Stabbed. Twenty-nine times. Who would want Jane dead? And why did accounts of that night by Ricky and Connie keep changing? After fourteen years, the cold case would be solved. Or was it? This is a case of murder, lies, coercion, DNA, exoneration and surprise. This is the Murder of Jane Anker Hylton. It’s all in the DNA.
Where we got our info, so that you, too, can travel down a rabbit hole:
National Registry of Exonerations: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=5684
Innocence Project: https://innocenceproject.org/cases/ricky-davis/