Decatur man convicted in 2012 rape


MACON COUNTY - WAND News has learned Donovan Shelby, 21, has been convicted for the 2012 rape of a 44 year old woman in Decatur.

His sentencing has been scheduled for April 1.

The state's key piece of evidence against Shelby was collected just hours after the assault. The DNA was matched with DNA collected after Shelby's conviction of aggravated battery of a child in 2015.

The assault took place in a church lot on April 3, 2012

The jury convicted Shelby of criminal sexual assault.

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