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Killer of 93-year-old woman faces life in prison

January 13, 2010 |  6:59 am

A convicted rapist faces life in prison when he is sentenced today in the slaying of a 93-year-old woman more than 18 years ago, prosecutors said.

Albert Rodriguez Salinas, 47, was already serving a three-year prison sentence for rape when he was linked to the long-unsolved case though DNA evidence.

Soo Hoo Quon was discovered April 12, 1991, on the floor of her apartment in El Sereno by an employee delivering breakfast to her.

Salinas pleaded guilty to the killing. As part of that plea deal, Salinas will receive life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sentencing will occur in Los Angeles Superior Court.

-- Shelby Grad