Suspect in Philadelphia stranglings arrested
January 17th, 2011
07:11 PM ET

Suspect in Philadelphia stranglings arrested

Police in Pennsylvania say they have arrested a man suspected of being a serial strangler.

Antonio Rodriguez was arrested after DNA testing linked him to the sexual assaults and murders of at least three women in a central Philadelphia neighborhood, Detective Justin Frank said.

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  1. First

    First. For nothing.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • So?

      What are you, nine years old?

      January 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • kanon

      @So?

      What are you, mad bro?

      January 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • oako01

      Same color. Always the same color.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Benny V

    DNA evidence WIN

    January 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. catina dingle

    THANK GOD THEY CAPTURED HIM TOO MUCH KILLIN GOIN ON IN THIS WORLD

    January 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      which god. hoping u not meaning allah cuz yor lifes value will get lessened by the christian taliban

      January 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      That was deep.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmmm

      Actually, the problem isn't too much killing. It's too much living. Unfortunatelly, something needs to happen to thin out the population.

      January 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • JDC

      And all the other killing is somehow not God's fault?

      January 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ryan

    awesome

    January 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. wow

    wtg

    January 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. caesarslaw

    illegal immigrant

    January 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • rafaMEX

      unfortunetly, hitman and mandman are not the ones traveling to the US as illegal immigrants. and if they do (cartel members) they have money and resources to get a VISA.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Martian Man

    probably an illegal. Was going after the wrong crack.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kenny

    doese anyone know when it happned as the year

    January 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • KiKi

      End of 2010 to now. They caught him while he was still active.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. thymat

    Thank god for DNA to provide 99.99% confirmation of guilt.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • veggiedude

      ...or it could be a close relative. More detective work is needed to tie him to the killings.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bb

    he was killing hooking heroin junkies

    January 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • SusanM

      ...and your point is? Even if that is true, they have a right to be alive too...

      January 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sad

      Even worse, for taking advantage of people who were more vulnerable than most.

      January 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brieske

      He was killing the weak and addicted so that makes it okay? If that's the case; then, President Obama being killed would be okay.
      jim

      January 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GatorALLin

    ...so when can they get DNA on Every single criminal that gets put in the system....to help deter these criminals, but mostly to catch them faster....? 10 years from now we will ask why we did not get DNA on Every single person...for Every single crime (just like we get fingerprints now!!).

    January 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marianne

      I'm a retired nurse. I strongly believe the day will come that every baby born in the US will have a DNA sample taken, at birth, to test for possible health problems, and to be put into the DNA data base. There will be plenty of objections to this, but it will happen.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • veggiedude

      Watch the movie GATACCA and tell me it won't happen.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. GatorALLin

    Yes there is more cost to DNA sample Everyone....but criminals should pay that cost as part of their jail or prison sentence. Cost is not the issue....how much does it cost to have a person out there doing serious crimes, but only caught for a few simple ones...there needs to be a world wide database ASAP. Anything less is crazy...... think about it.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      The Federal Bureau of Prisons is currently in the process of collecting DNA from every inmate in the Federal system.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    Scranton Strangler?

    January 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stinger

      Has a nice ring to it! I like it...lets go to press.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Ahhhhh you beat me to it. I love you Scranton Strangler!

      January 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • What Has Happaned to White Kids And People?

      THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! We as Americans need to make sure to hide yo kidz hide yo wife cuze dey stranglan errrrbady up in herrrrrr. Oh all mighty jeezuz Zues of All Olympic Medals Call the Popo and Call der Mashional Garrdd dis sum Sereus sitchewashion.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ron

    @#$^^%$##%^& Mexicans.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • rafaMEX

      yeah there is no Rodriguez in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and so on... kkk much?

      January 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sophistry

    Bet hes Black.

    January 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • What Has Happaned to White Kids And People?

      silly appalachian mountain dew ofcourse he isw black because only black people are serial killers that strangle people har ahr tharsday

      January 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • veggiedude

      The FBI profile for a serial killer is a single white straight male 20-30 years old.

      January 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
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