- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for attacking a woman in her Kansas City, Kansas, home nearly 20 years ago.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://j.mp/24TsCz1 ) Jibri Liu-Kinte Burnett was sentenced to 17 years and eight months in prison during a hearing Thursday in Wyandotte County District Court. He pleaded guilty last month to sexually assaulting the woman and stabbing her multiple times in the August 1999 attack.

In 2001, before the identity of the suspect was known, prosecutors filed criminal charges under the name of “John Doe” so the statute of limitations would not run out before a suspect could be identified.

Authorities say DNA evidence in 2014 linked him to the crime.

___

Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide