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Man is convicted in 1974 killing

A 65-year-old Fitchburg man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for killing a woman almost four decades ago. Prosecutors said Ronald Dame had been a suspect in the January 1974 death of Clara Provost, but he was not charged until 2006 when new tests found his DNA under her fingernails. The Telegram & Gazette reported that a Worcester Superior Court jury convicted Dame yesterday. Prosecutors said Dame went to Provost’s home intending to sexually assault her. She was found with her throat slashed and her head jammed between the mattress and headboard of her bed. (AP)