A convicted rapist, already serving 25 years to life in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl, was sentenced to another life term in Sonoma County Superior Court today for raping an 87-year-old woman in her Santa Rosa home.
Judge Virginia Marcoida sentenced Kevin Marquice Colter Anthony, 25, formerly of Santa Rosa, to 25 years to life plus 84 years for the Oct. 20, 2005 rape of the elderly woman in her garage, District Attorney Jill Ravitch said. Anthony raped the 15-year-old girl during a burglary while her family slept in her Santa Rosa apartment less than a month after he raped the elderly woman, Ravitch said.
He pleaded no contest to the charges. “Justice was served today when this sexual predator received a prison term that will ensure he will never again jeopardize the safety of our community,” Ravitch said. The elderly woman was making coffee in her kitchen around 6 a.m. when Anthony, wearing a mask and armed with a knife, snuck into her home, Ravitch said. Anthony grabbed the woman from behind, shoved her down some stairs into the garage causing her to fracture her wrist, and raped her, Ravitch said.
The rape of the elderly woman was unsolved when Anthony raped the teen, Ravitch said. He was convicted of the girl’s rape in 2007, and DNA collected as a result of that conviction matched a “cold hit” to the DNA found on the 87-year-old victim’s body, Ravitch said.
The elderly rape victim, now 93, was unable to attend today’s sentencing because she recently fell and broke her hip, Ravitch said. Deputy District Attorney Rosanne Darling asked Marcoida to impose today’s prison sentence consecutive to the 25-years-to-life term for the teen’s rape, Ravitch said. Darling said Anthony showed no remorse and failed to accept responsibility. According to Ravitch, Marcoida said Anthony’s behavior was “callous, cruel and vicious” and Anthony showed no emotion during the sentencing.
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