Ga. man sentenced to life in cold case rape

Ga. man sentenced to life in cold case rape

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ATLANTA (AP) - Fulton County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced in a cold case rape.

District Attorney's officials said Thursday that 33-year-old David Hinkle was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison on charges of rape and aggravated assault. Officials say jurors late last week failed to deliver a verdict on a murder charge Hinkle was also facing.

Officials say the victim's partially nude body was found in an industrial area of southwest Atlanta in late August of 2006. Authorities say the woman had been strangled. DNA evidence gathered from the scene matched evidence from another rape in the area earlier that year.

Jones says Hinkle was involved in another criminal case in 2009 and DNA evidence from that matched what was recovered from the two victims.

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