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DNA leads to conviction 10 years after crime

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A St. Louis man has been convicted of beating and raping a woman _ 10 years after the crime.

A jury on Thursday found 41-year-old Marcus Hughes guilty of forcible rape and second-degree assault for the 2004 attack.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the national DNA database connected Hughes to the crime in 2011, while he was jailed in Mississippi, awaiting trial on a drug charge.

Assistant Circuit Attorney Anna Kratky says Hughes followed the woman from a bar and joined her in a cab that she took to her car. He told her he was out of money and she offered him a ride home. Kratky says he directed her to an alley, where he assaulted her.

Hughes said the sex was consensual.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

4 comments

    • Super Cat

      Kind of like that coach who kidnapped, raped and then murdered that little girl. Or the perverted teachers out in the areas like crime free O’Fallon, St. Peters, Ft. Zumwalt and St. Charles. That is beginning to get rather “TYPICAL” isn’t it you clown?

  • Steven Sweeney

    Kind of like the THOUSANDS of drive by shootings in st louis chicago, etc.You want to talk perverted? African child brides of 7 or 8 in nigeria, congo, etc.Slaves too. 100% black owned, black sold.Guess you be the Clown in the univer soulllll circus!

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