Man sentenced in 2000 rape, murder of 17-year-old Aiken High student

Published: May. 23, 2006 at 1:12 PM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2006 at 1:22 PM EDT
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(Aiken-AP) May 23, 2006 - The man convicted of the 2000 rape and murder of an Aiken High School student has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

35-year-old Robert Atkins pleaded guilty to five charges including criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and murder.

In court, Atkins apologized to the family of 17-year-old Jessica Carpenter.

Posted 9:11am by Bryce Mursch