Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape and Murder

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Fourth Circuit State Attorney’s Office said that a man was sentenced to life in prison without parole after the jury convicted him of first-degree murder and other charges for beating, rape and murder of a woman. The man was sentenced on Friday.

Lance Eugene Kirkpatrick, 33, of Jacksonville, was found guilty of murder, sexual battery, burglary and theft of a firearm in connection to the slaying of 38-year-old Kim Dorsey, by the jurors, in April. On October 27, 2012 Dorsey was found beaten and stabbed to death by her husband in their Eastbury Drive home.

Prosecutors said that Kirkpatrick had lived with the couple for a few days. That he showed up at Dorsey’s home unannounced, while her husband a Jacksonville firefighter was at work. During the confrontation, Kirkpatrick sexually assaulted Dorsey and tied her up with zip ties.

Dorsey was able to fight back for some time, and tried to shoot Kirkpatrick, but she missed. Kirkpatrick, then bashed Dorsey with a pool cue and stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife.

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