The Seattle Times reported that 26-year-old Moses Kelly was linked to the attacks because his DNA was on file from a prior arrest for a carjacking in California. He was sentenced Friday in King County Superior Court.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said in a statement that the case shows "what a powerful tool DNA upon arrest can be."
The elderly woman was attacked in Kirkland last Oct. 25. The Bellingham rape occurred two weeks before that.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com
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