Man in Ga. 'shoe string' murder convicted

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ATLANTA  - A man who was accused of strangling a mentally disabled woman and attacking her mother in 1991 was linked to the crime years later using modernized DNA technology, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Friday 47-year-old Freddie Lewis was convicted of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with an object, rape and burglary for the death of 26-year old Evelyn Wise and the attack on her mother Mary Wise.

Fulton County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Brown says authorities discovered Lewis climbed into the upstairs bedroom of Evelyn Wise, where he assaulted and raped her before going downstairs and attacking Mary Wise.

Mary Wise survived the attack.

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robbie1 09/11/10 - 09:40 am
Too bad he wasn't given

Too bad he wasn't given death.

pommom38 09/11/10 - 11:19 am
What difference would that

What difference would that make? By the time the state would put him to death, he's already served years behind bars.

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