Man gets 58 years in prison for raping 64-year-old woman - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man gets 58 years in prison for raping 64-year-old woman

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SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis man convicted of raping a 64-year-old woman at gunpoint will severe 58 years in prison, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

In March, Maurice Baxter was found guilty of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000.

According to investigators, Baxter attacked the woman back in July of 2012. Two men were allegedly waiting for the victim when she arrived at her home off Weaver Road.

The second man quickly ran off while Baxter raped the woman and demanded jewelry, according to the D.A.

Investigators say Baxter then sat in the woman’s car without any keys, until the woman ran to a neighbor’s house screaming for help.

DNA later tied Baxter to the rape of the 64-year-old woman.

Baxter, who also goes to Maurice Gross, was arrested a month later after breaking into another home near Poplar and Highland. He plead guilty to that burglary in 2014 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

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