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Guilty verdict for man in rape, robbery of mother-in-law

A man convicted Monday in Sacramento Superior Court of beating, raping and robbing his mother-in-law in 2013 faces a life sentence.

Jurors after nearly two days of deliberation found Kevin Andre Brown, 47, guilty of eight counts including rape, robbery, false imprisonment and vehicle theft in the Jan. 11, 2013, attack on the 55-year-old woman, according to Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office officials. The woman shared a home with her daughter and Brown. Brown faces a sentence of more than 100 years to life in prison at his sentencing scheduled for Jan. 4.

At the two-week trial, prosecutors said Brown attacked and strangled the woman, then bound her hands and feet with cords and tape before taking her debit card and her vehicle to withdraw money from her bank account. Prosecutors said Brown returned to the home and sexually assaulted the woman for as many as seven hours before fleeing in her car.

Brown was captured days later in Los Angeles, according to district attorney’s officials, and returned to Sacramento County.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith