April 27, 2013

A rape case that went cold in 1978 is solved using the national DNA database.

The possessor of the DNA, now 64 years old, gets life in prison.

22 comments:

El Pollo Real said...

Don't spit on those kinds of results.

rhhardin said...

"This verdict and sentence show that you cannot outrun the long arm of the law."

The judge has weak language skills.

betamax3000 said...

Not the UConn mascot, then?

rhhardin said...

If he had said short arm, it would have been better comedy.

edutcher said...

I thought DNA could only prove you didn't do it.

Or is this more "settled science"?

William said...

I bet a lot of aging rapists now feel more post traumatic stress than their victims.

KenK said...

More to the point you can't out run the long arm of a government run data base.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

What happened to statutes of limitations? I thought the only crime without it was murder. Have they been done away with it because of DNA?

traditionalguy said...
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SJ said...

Poor sentence writing...

For more than 30 years, [the man] got away with raping a woman outside her Rockville apartment.

Was he performing the deed every day, every month, or yearly?

Or was it only once, and punishment was delayed by 30 years?

traditionalguy said...

Another great advertisement for condom use.

campy said...

We punished a man for rape? I thought our culture celebrated rape.

edutcher said...

Only if it's a Democrat President.

Mitchell the Bat said...

The Innocence Project is going to have to draft a new boilerplate petition for post-conviction collateral relief.

Cedarford said...

35 years is a pretty long "reachback" and given the State of Maryland is letting murderers out of jail with 1/5th the sentence served due to overcrowding and budget constraints....I wonder about the resource allocation to jail people for life on felonies other than murder done long in the past.

Yes, I'm sure the Victim of a rape, a knifing, a robbery that still lives with it everyday wants Kha-Losh-Ure.
And many that long ago got over it and achieved therapeutic Kha-Losh-Ure may even want to dredge up what happened long in the past and thought behind them.

But this is all part of a dog and pony show that is not intended to serve society so much as to give them a product that government employee "heroes" in law and law enforcement and political office think the people will bark like seals in happiness if they get.

If it is a crime noteworthy enough, you might even get 9,000 Hero Cops in SWAT gear closing down a city and even several special visits from the Grief Counselor in Chief with his wife handing out broccoli florets for the suffering children of Victims to munch on.

Meanwhile, the murder resolution rate in Baltimores slums and black -heavy Price Georges County has fallen from 35% to under 9% since "no snitch" became code 12-14 years ago.
The Hero lawyers will ensure tens, maybe even 100s of millions goes to lawyers and government "security" agencies and if we are lucky, we the public might see Khalid Sheikh Mohammed executed in a dozen years (25 since 9/11) and the little Chechen who was "a follower and just acting out on what are seen by many Lefties as valid Muslim grievances" may have his team of lawyers and the majestic Courts full of lawyers reach Kha-Losh-Ure in 6-8 years and life in a SuperMax for only 20-30 million in fees going to government paychecks for those lawyers involved.
Of course, the bill so far is estimated to be 8 -15 million for medical bills and lost income of the maimed victims, 35-40 million iin economic losses for shutting Boston down for a day, and 6 to 8 million for the SWAT circus participants that forget to include a dog that could have followed the scent and blood trail from the car to the boat hideout.

ndspinelli said...

The anti-Innocence Project, which has quickly devolved into the Not Guilty Project.

Synova said...

What is the statute of limitations for rape? Well over 30 years seems like a long time.

El Pollo Real said...

What is the statute of limitations for rape? Well over 30 years seems like a long time.

Maybe one of the criminal law types can explain the difference between an unpunished act and an unexecuted criminal charge.

kentuckyliz said...

What about all those unprocessed rape kits sitting in warehouses?

There oughtta be a law.

veni vidi vici said...

Everyone loves a happy ending.

Gary Rosen said...
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Gary Rosen said...

I checked the comments on this because I *knew* C-fudd would be whitewashing this rapist just as he whitewashed Polanski and Sandusky.