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Kentucky inmate charged with 1997 Lexington murder

A man serving time in the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville has been indicted on murder, rape, assault and other charges stemming from events that occurred when he was a juvenile.

Two years ago, Lexington police used DNA evidence to link Aarion Lamon Johnson, now 28, to death of Susanne Stoffels, who was found on her home on Ross Street in 1997.

He was also charged with abusing her corpse. He admitted to the killing Stoffels in June 2006 while in the penitentiary, court records say. He also admitted to abusing her corpse.

Johnson was also charged with assaulting and sodomizing another woman in May 1996, and raping a third woman in June 1996.

He was serving a 70-year sentence in the state penitentiary for previous burglary and sexual offenses when the arrest warrant for those charges was issued two years ago.

On Wednesday, a Fayette County grand jury indicted Johnson on those charges as well as four counts of first-degree burglary related to the incidents in the late-90s.

Johnson is expected to appear in court at 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

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