A North Texas man whose wife was slain in 1985 has been charged with murder after DNA evidence led to a to review the case.
Tarrant County jail records show 58-year-old Paul Ervin of Fort Worth was freed Monday after posting $25,000 bail. Fort Worth police on Saturday arrested Ervin after his indictment.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports an initial grand jury declined to indict the husband over the June 1985 death of 26-year-old Linda Ervin. Court records cited a lack of physical evidence. Police say the woman was strangled and her body was found at the couple's home.
The victim's stepchildren pushed to have the investigation reopened.
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Defense attorney Mike Heiskell says the original grand jury's no-bill decision was correct and he's confident Ervin will be acquitted.