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Convicted killer pleads guilty in 1990 KC rape

Updated: 2012-11-01T02:31:29Z

By TONY RIZZO

The Kansas City Star

A man linked by DNA to the 1990 sexual assaults of a Kansas City woman and her 11-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Roy D. Andrews will serve an 18-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement, Jackson County prosecutors said.

Andrews, 46, was charged in the case earlier this year after laboratory investigators linked him to evidence saved from the Nov. 23, 1990, crime. The DNA match was part of an ongoing analysis of unsolved sex crimes by Kansas City police and the Jackson County prosecutor’s office.

According to court records, the 33-year-old woman and her daughter were in their east Kansas City home when two intruders — one armed with a sawed-off shotgun — entered the home. One intruder took the girl to a room where she was sexually assaulted. The other took the girl’s mother to a different room where she was raped and sodomized.

Two weeks later, Andrews and a co-defendant shot and killed a Raytown man. They had gone to the man’s house looking for Andrews’ parole officer, who had previously lived there, but had moved out.

They shot the new homeowner when he answered their knocks at his front door, according to court records and testimony. Andrews was convicted of second-degree murder and was released from prison in 2006.

After the DNA link was made in the 1990 assaults, a Kansas City police detective questioned Andrews. He denied knowing anything about the crimes.

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