May 7, 2019
Lenard Chester and Leah Sarah Bullis.
I see another skin-hating DNA test has framed an innocent darkie for a crime that was obviously committed by a white person.
A convicted felon was arrested Thursday in connection with an Oxnard woman’s unsolved murder nearly four decades after the 81-year-old victim was raped and beaten in her home.
DNA evidence is credited as the break in the case, pointing authorities to Lenard Chester, 57, as the suspected killer of Leah Sarah Bullis on Dec. 1, 1980, Oxnard police said. Chester was booked into Ventura County jail after his arrest, police said.
The crime occurred at Bullis’ home in the 1800 block of Coronado Place. Police arrived and found her conscious but severely beaten. She died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital, authorities said.
An initial investigation found she had been raped and beaten in her home, with an autopsy revealing she died as a result of blunt-force trauma bleeding, according to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Chester is being held without bail and is due back in court for a continued arraignment hearing at 9 a.m. June 3 in Courtroom 12.