Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:03 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 51-year-old man accused in a 1992 homicide after investigators discovered that fingerprints allegedly link him to the scene of the crime.
Edward Belin was booked Tuesday on one count of principal to first-degree murder.
Belin is accused in the death of Leonard Noriega.
Noriega's body was badly decomposed and had been bound with an electrical cord and a white cloth.
Autopsy results showed Noriega was bludgeoned to death with a blunt instrument and had his skull crushed.
An Arrest warrant says a sheriff's office fingerprint technician told detectives on Feb. 1 that fingerprints from one of the heater vents matched Belin's prints.
It was unclear whether Belin has an attorney.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com