Hed: Man sentenced to life for rape

Hed: Man sentenced to life for rape

ABERDEEN – A Tupelo man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a conviction of kidnapping and rape on the Natchez Trace.

Danny Twana Boose, 35, will not be eligible for parole under federal sentencing guidelines.

The sentence was handed down last week by U.S. District Court Judge L.T. Senter Jr. Boose was convicted earlier this year by a jury following a four-day trial.

An accomplice, Raymond Jarmon “Cat Daddy” Osborne, 21, Tupelo, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting kidnapping earlier this year and was sentenced to 6 years, 8 months in prison and 5 additional years of supervised probation.

Federal rangers said Boose used an aluminum softball bat to bash his way into a downtown Tupelo residence early on July 4, 1995, where he demanded payment for crack cocaine.

He used the bat to break up furnishings inside the house, then smashed into a bathroom where the 39-year-old victim and others were hiding, officers said.

Boose kidnapped the woman, drove her to a location on the Natchez Trace and raped her, authorities said. He then returned her to her home.

Philip Moulden

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