Dental hygienist on trial in 1984 killing of a Navy recruit

  • This undated booking photo provided by the Seminole County Florida Sheriff’s Office shows Thomas Garner. A trial is underway for Garner, who is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a U.S. Navy recruit who was strangled and dumped in an overgrown field in central Florida 37 years ago. Garner, of Jacksonville, has pleaded not guilty to killing Pamela Cahanes. He was arrested in March 2019 after investigators developed a DNA profile in the cold case, the Orlando Sentinel reported. (Seminole County Florida Sheriff’s Office via AP)

SANFORD, Fla. — A trial is underway for a 61-year-old man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a U.S. Navy recruit who was strangled and dumped in an overgrown field in central Florida 37 years ago.