Man Convicted of Raping Homeless Women Gets Life In Prison

Seattle Times:

A man convicted Tuesday of raping two homeless women in 2007 will automatically be sentenced to life in prison under the state’s three-strikes law, according to the senior deputy prosecutor who tried the case.

A King County jury deliberated for less than a day before finding Frank Borders guilty of two counts of second-degree rape.

The verdict means that Borders will automatically be sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison under the three-strikes law since he has a previous second-degree rape conviction, said Senior Deputy Prosecutor Julie Kays.

Borders, 51, was expressionless when the verdict was read. His lawyer, Julie Gaisford, said after the hearing that her client is innocent.