A Bridgewater drifter plead guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the killing of 79-year-old Raynetta Woodward on Jul 1, 2009.
Charles “Punky” Haynes, 53, had been suspected in several thefts in the Woodstock and Bridgewater areas prior to the murder. Haynes was cited for trespassing and burglary after Woodward’s body was discovered. He was later cited with second-degree murder, when, police say, a DNA match between the victim’s blood and a blood stain found on Haynes’ clothing was confirmed. Pending investigation, Haynes will serve a minimum of 18 years in prison; he has already served two years in prison in the case.