MURRIETA ( — A 27-year-old man Friday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility to parole for the 2007 murder and attempted rape of a 74-year-old woman.

Kenneth Daniels Jr. of San Jacinto was convicted in August of 12 felonies, including one count of murder, for a series of crimes committed between late August and December 2007 at the Oak Terrace Senior Apartments on North Santa Fe Street.

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On Aug. 21, 2007, Daniels broke into a 64-year-old woman’s apartment and raped her, police said. He returned and committed the same crime Oct. 19, 2007.

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Apartment management staff found Rosemarie Edwin beaten and murdered inside her apartment on Dec. 13, 2007 after a delivery person noticed a package had not been retrieved from her doorway.

Two weeks later, Daniels was arrested when a third woman called police when he attempted to break in.

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Investigators found his DNA at all three crime scenes.