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Man charged in 1978 Lafayette Reservoir rape and murder sentenced to death

By scarney
Friday, June 26th, 2009 at 3:05 pm in Crime, Lafayette.

The man who was convicted in December of the 1978 rape and murder of Lafayette mother Armida Wiltsey at the Lafayette Reservoir was sentenced to death Thursday.

Darryl Kemp wasn’t connected to the case until 2002 when DNA evidence was reexamined using modern technology. At the time, Kemp was already serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for multiple rape charges.

This is the second time Kemp has been sentenced to death. He was first sentenced to death in 1960 for the rape and murder of a Los Angeles woman. Kemp was paroled after the death penalty was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. He was released from prison only four months before he murdered Armida Wiltsey .

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