A person in California who tried responsible his twin brother for the historic rapes of a nine-year-old lady and a jogger has been sentenced to 140 years in jail.
Kevin Konther, 58, was convicted again in February of two counts of rape and a number of different expenses, one in every of which concerned the sexual assault of a 12-year-old sufferer, based on the Orange County district legal professional’s workplace.
Police arrested Konther, and his twin brother, in 2019 after DNA expertise linked them to the 1995 rape of a nine-year-old lady who was strolling dwelling after shopping for faculty provides, and one other in 1998 of a 32-year-old jogger.
Konther grabbed the runner and coated her mouth after leaping out of the bushes sporting nothing however a pair of footwear, the legal professional’s workplace mentioned.
The twins have been each arrested as they share the identical DNA, however recorded conversations between the pair revealed “multiple incriminating statements made by Konther, including admissions that he carried out the crimes,” based on the legal professional’s workplace.
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A decide on Monday sentenced Konther to 140 years to life in jail, prosecutors mentioned, whereas his twin brother has not been charged.
“DNA was the lynchpin that gave that monster a name – and that name is Kevin Konther,” Todd Spitzer, a lawyer within the county, mentioned.
“The relentless pursuit of justice by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has ensured that another monster who preys on young girls and young women will never be free to jump out of the bushes again.”