SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Officials have released new details about what helped authorities link Michael Briggs to the murder of a retired nun.
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said that police discovered something unusual in the bathroom of Mary Greco's Stanford Street home. They say the toilet seat was up.
Greco lived alone so police decided to check the seat for fingerprints and they found prints that matched Briggs.
Carney also said that the most powerful evidence that linked him to the murder was his DNA that was intermixed with the victim's blood in multiple locations on the blanket that he had draped over her body.
Briggs pleaded guilty and he faces 30 years to life in prison.