Man sentenced to 160 to 200 years in Omaha cold-case rape

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska prison inmate that DNA tests linked to four Omaha rapes more than a decade ago has been sentenced to 160 to 200 years in prison.

A judge sentenced 42-year-old Brandon Weathers Monday for four sexual assaults that he was linked to after being forced to submit a DNA sample that he had resisted for years in prison.

Weathers is already serving 100 to 160 years for raping a 13-year-old child.

Prosecutor Brenda Beadle says Weathers’ savage crimes clearly warranted the maximum sentence.