12-year-old Bricola Coleman was found lying dead on the kitchen floor of her apartment complex in Atlanta, Georgia by her mother on September 12, 1989. She had been beaten repeatedly, strangled with her own jump rope, and to make it more disgusting, the little girl had been sexually assaulted with a broom handle. A 23-year-old janitor named Juan Marichal Fox, who had known Bricola and her mother since Bricola was a baby, was immediately named a suspect in her killing although Juan and even Bricola's mother denied it was him. Juan was a suspicious character because not only was sentenced to life in prison for the rape of a 39-year-old woman in 1992, but with the rape of another woman in 1993, he had used a broom handle on that victim, which is a very unusual concept. Juan's handprint was also found on the refrigerator in Bricola's kitchen as well as a pubic hair. In 2000, however, DNA tests concluded that skin tissue found underneath Bricola's fingernails was different from Juan's DNA. Fox has maintained his innocence in the crime, saying he was the one who rushed to revive the girl after her mother found her. Juan is also a suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, 19-year-old Felicia McGhee who was found drowned in her bathtub at her Atlanta, Georgia apartment on September 14, 1990, almost a year to the day of Bricola's murder. Felicia and Juan's 4-year-old son also named Juan witnessed the murder and maintained that his father killed his mother, but that for some reason was not enough to convict him of Felicia's murder, and her murder is still considered unsolved. What's even worse is that in 2004, Juan Jr. was shot to death and will sadly never see the killer of his mother brought to justice. Juan has maintained his innocence in Felicia's murder. Juan is still considered suspect in both Bricola and Felicia's murders, but due to conflicting and lack of evidence, Juan has never been charged with either of the murders and both of them remain unsolved.
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