(NEWSER)  – A woman who was shot after being sexually assaulted in 1992 became a homicide victim when she died in November, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office has decided.

Charlene Thomas, who was 65 when she died, was 41 years old when she was attacked in her home by then-23-year-old Eric Harris. He was sentenced to a maximum of 18 years in prison for attempted murder and sodomy but served additional time because of prison contraband offenses and state inmate records show that he was released on parole in March of 2015, reports the New York Daily News.

Police say the crime is now considered a homicide, though it's not clear whether Harris will face additional charges, reports the Daily News, which notes that in recent days, 

Photo: NYS Criminal Justice Services 

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