MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A paralyzed man pleaded guilty to a 2002 rape after a DNA match was made by testing a more than decade old rape kit.
According to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich, 49-year-old Albert Evans entered the plea Wednesday. Though the rape happened in 2002, a match was not found on the rape kit until 2014. Evans was not arrested until March 27, 2015.
Evans was paralyzed from injuries in a car accident in the years between the rape and the rape kit match.
Evans was sentenced to a 10-year suspended sentence.