Opp Man Receives Life Sentence For Accused Rape


By Catalina Trivino

An Opp man pleads guilty after he is accused of raping an elderly woman.

The Covington County District Attorney's office says Corey Darnell Matthews is receiving a life sentence for raping a 79-year-old woman.

It happened January 2012 -- investigators say Matthews entered the victim's home in the middle of the night and held a knife to her throat. That's when he is believed to have raped her.

The DA's office says Matthews is a four-time convicted felon.

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