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Accused North Texas murderer, rapist indicted in three more sexual assault cases

Charges continue to pile up for a 24-year-old man accused in the rape and strangulation deaths of two North Texas women, with three more sexual assault indictments being handed down in Collin County.

Court records show that Reginald Gerald Kimbro was indicted Tuesday by a Collin County grand jury on two counts of sexual assault stemming from the alleged rape of a woman at a party in Allen on Jan. 19, 2014.

Sgt. Jon Felty, an Allen police spokesman, said the alleged victim had been found in the home’s yard lying by a fence. He said he could not release additional details about the case because it is still considered under investigation as some DNA test results are still pending.

A source familiar with the investigation told the Star-Telegram that Kimbro has also been indicted in Collin County in two other sexual assault cases, though those two indictments were not reflected in court records on Wednesday.

Details about those two sexual assault cases were not released.

Plano police did not immediately return messages Wednesday inquiring whether one of the indicted cases could be in connection with an alleged September 2012 sexual assault that police began re-investigating this year.

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Reginald Kimbro Fort Worth Police Department Courtesy

In the 2012 case, the alleged victim — an acquaintance of Kimbro’s — reported to Plano police that Kimbro choked her, threatened to kill her and raped her. But Kimbro was never arrested in the case because, according to a Plano police affidavit, “there came a point during the investigation in which [the victim] no longer wished to pursue the case.”

Plano police have said, however, the case was being re-investigated after the alleged victim decided she wanted to pursue charges following Kimbro’s arrest in the Fort Worth slaying.

Kimbro remains in the Tarrant County Jail in lieu of more than $2 million bail.

He was initially arrested April 24 by Fort Worth police in connection with the death of 22-year-old Molly Matheson, whose body was found April 10 in the shower of her Fort Worth apartment.

Fort Worth police allege Kimbro, who had previously dated Matheson, raped and strangled the woman, then washed her body, clothes and bedding in attempt to destroy evidence.

Plano police later added their own capital murder charge against Kimbro, accusing him of attacking 36-year-old Megan Leigh Getrum of Plano as she hiked at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Her body was found in Lake Ray Hubbard, about 30 miles away in Dallas, on April 19.

Kimbro has been linked to both of those sexual assaults and slayings through DNA, officials have said.

Kimbro was also indicted this past summer on sexual assault charges in Cameron County for allegedly raping a woman at a South Padre Island Hotel during spring break in March 2014.

Police had arrested Kimbro shortly afterward, but the charges were later dismissed by the Cameron County district attorney’s office “pending further investigation.”

Officials there have refused to elaborate on why they dropped the charges then.

Jack Strickland, Kimbro’s defense attorney in the Tarrant County capital murder case, said he had not heard of the latest indictments against Kimbro when contacted by the Star-Telegram on Wednesday.

“I don’t know anything about the case and it’s a surprise to me, but it’s just something that we’re going to have to look into and deal with because clearly it can have an affect on his prosecution here in Tarrant County,” Strickland said.

Staff writer Ryan Osborne contributed to this report.

Deanna Boyd: 817-390-7655, @deannaboyd

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