Mobile Man Gets 2 Life Sentences for Rape

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A 25-year-old man will serve two life prison sentences for raping a 73-year-old woman, then stealing her car.

James Maurice Broadhead was convicted in Sept. of first degree rape and first-degree theft.

The victim was attacked in her home in June 2007.

At Tuesday's sentencing, Circuit Judge Robert Smith described the crime as "horrible and despicable" and labeled Broadhead a habitual criminal.

Court records showed the assault occurred on the same day Broadhead was released from the Escambia County Jail on unrelated
charges.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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