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Man Found Guilty in Brutal Rape, Murder of Elderly Woman in 2012

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    A man accused of kidnapping and brutally raping an elderly woman who died of her injuries six months later is facing life in prison after a Contra Costa County jury Thursday found him guilty of murder and various sexual offenses.

    Jane Doe was in serious medical distress when she was found at a Big O Tires on San Pablo Avenue in the early morning hours of Jan. 28, 2012.

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    Police have arrested a man who they say viciously beat and raped an elderly Richmond woman during her morning walk in 2012. Jodi Hernandez reports.
    (Published Friday, Oct. 28, 2016)

    Richmond police were unable to identify a suspect in Doe's rape and murder until 2016, when 37-year-old Jonathan Jackson was picked up on a felony offense that required the state to collect a DNA sample that was later matched to the crime scene.

    In addition to Doe's murder, Jackson was also convicted of kidnapping to commit rape, forcible rape and sexual penetration by a foreign object. He's facing a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole when he returns to court for sentencing Dec. 13.

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