MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — 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.READ MORE: Disneyland Magic Key Program To Begin August 25 Replacing Annual Passport
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.READ MORE: Report: Carmelo Anthony Agrees To One-Year Deal With Lakers
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.MORE NEWS: Report: Friends Of Corona Movie Theater Shooting Suspect Left Screening Early Because Of His Strange Behavior
Investigators found his DNA at all three crime scenes.