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Police arrest Faustino Diaz in 1991 slaying of 90-year-old Springfield woman

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni announced Tuesday that police have arrested Faustino Diaz in connection with the January 1991 slaying of Myrtle Marrett.

Marrett was found beaten to death in her apartment in an elderly housing complex.

Her body was found by a relative who went to check on her.

The 54-year-old Diaz is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of aggravated rape and murder.

Mastroianni says new analysis of the evidence using modern technology helped lead authorities to the suspect.

It was not immediately clear whether Diaz had an attorney.

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