Suspect arrested in 1988 death of American man in Sydney

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — More than 30 years after American mathematician Scott Johnson died after falling off a cliff in Sydney, a man has been charged with his death in an apparent gay hate crime that was apparently one of many over several decades in Australia’s largest city. New South Wales police say a 49-year-old man who they did not name had been charged with murdering the 27-year-old Sydney-based Johnson in 1988. They said the man was arrested at a property in Sydney’s northern suburbs and was taken to a local police station for questioning. He was later charged with murder and was refused bail to appear in  court on Wednesday.