Arrest made in cold case murder from 1986

July 6, 2011 5:44:42 PM PDT
There's been a major break in a cold case from 1986.

DNA found under the finger nails of the victim who was killed 24 years ago, finally leads to an arrest.

49-year-old Steven Carter is charged with murder for the brutal death of Antoinette Bennett in 1986.

Her body was found in St. Nicholas Park in Harlem.

She was stabbed and strangled but her valiant struggle to survive eventually cracked the case.

Antoinette Bennett was also raped.

Carter is not charged with rape because the statute of limitations in place at that time has expired.