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Roseville Man Arrested In 1985 El Dorado Hills Murder Case
February 13, 2020 at 11:54 pm

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) ó A Roseville man is in Placer County Jail in connection to the 1985 murder of Jane Hylton.

Michael Green
is in custody facing a murder charge. El Dorado County Sheriff Deputies arrested him outside his home across from Maidu Park on Tuesday.

His booking photo shows a face of confusion and age. At 51-years-old, Greenís gray beard stands out as a symbol for the passage of time.

The El Dorado County District Attorney says Green was only a teenager when Hylton was murdered in El Dorado Hills.

He has been living free as another man, while Ricky Davis was wrongfully prosecuted and convicted of the murder. Davis was freed Thursday when a DNA test showed he was not the killer and led investigators to Green.

Custody Record
Age 51
Race Black
CA: Placer County Sheriff's Office
ID Number P00061611
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Auburn Main Jail


California man exonerated in 1985 slaying thanks to new DNA
Updated: 10:37 PM PST Feb 13, 2020


California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday.

A man who spent 14 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his housemate has been exonerated after authorities used extended DNA links developed through publicly available genealogical websites to build a family tree that led to the arrest of a new suspect.

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson would not go into detail on the newly implicated suspect, who was a juvenile at the time of the slaying and by law must make at least his first appearances in juvenile court even though he is now in his 50s, but said he was one of three young men who had been with the victim's teenage daughter on the night of the slaying.

However, Pierson did confirm a Michael Green who was brought up multiple times over the decades is now in custody.

Green, 51, was arrested Tuesday in Roseville and is being held in Placer County Jail on a homicide charge.

A county judge on Thursday ordered Ricky Davis released from custody during an emotional court hearing in Placerville, about 45 miles east of Sacramento. He was to be released after paperwork is completed later Thursday.

Hours later a smiling Davis walked out of El Dorado County jail surrounded by family and friends.


Ricky Davis (right) was sentenced in 2005 for the 1985 murder of Jane Hylton (left)

Hylton, a 54-year-old newspaper columnist for the Foothills Times, was found stabbed to death in the home in El Dorado Hills that she shared with Autumn, Davis, then 20, and Davisí girlfriend Connie Dahl, 19.

Hylton, 54, had been stabbed at least 29 times in the Sacramento home she shared with Davis, her 13-year-old daughter Autumn Anker and Davisí girlfriend Connie Dahl
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