No. G061393.

91 Cal.App.5th 727 (2023)

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. ANDRE WILLIAM LEPERE, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three.

As modified June 2, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joshua L. Siegel , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Rob Bonta , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Charles C. Ragland , Assistant Attorney General, Melissa Mandel and Tami Falkenstein Hennick , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


In 1980, a 79-year-old woman was raped and murdered in her Anaheim home. Police booked a rape kit into evidence. In 2002, a forensic scientist was able to extract male DNA from the rape kit. In 2021, police identified Andre William Lepere as a person of interest through DNA "Investigative Genealogy....

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