Cold case closed: Man convicted in brutal 1993 stabbing death of Spanaway woman
TACOMA – A 23-year-old cold case officially came to a close Wednesday when James Edward Mitchell, 52, was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1993 stabbing death of a Spanaway woman. The case of Linda Robinson’s brutal death on Feb. 6, 1993 remained a mystery until blood collected as evidence was sent out for DNA analysis by the Washington State Patrol in 2013.