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Man Who Tried To Have His Rape Victim Killed Gets Maximum Sentence

DENVER (CBS4) - A convicted rapist who was found guilty of trying to kill his victim before she could testify against him was sentenced to more prison time on Monday.

According to Lynn Kimbrough with the district attorney's office, Tony Dotson, 42, was found guilty earlier of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and was sentenced Monday to 48 years in prison. The term will be served consecutive to an earlier 96-year indeterminate to life sentence.

In 2013, Dotson was in jail awaiting trial in a sexual assault case and approached several inmates about killing the victim in the case.

According to Kimbrough, he solicited "members of the 8-Tre Gangster Crips, GKI (Gallant Knights Insane) and associates of the 211 Crew."

Arrangements for the murder were made but were not carried out.

Several members of the victim's family were in court Monday and asked for the maximum sentence.

Dotson is already serving a 96-year indeterminate to life sentence for the sexual assault case.

Prosecutors say in 2009 Dotson's business partner was also found dead in her car and Dotson profited $300,000 from a life insurance policy. He was never indicted in that case.

Dotson was also the last person to see his sister Nonnie Dotson. She disappeared from his home in Jefferson County in Nov. 2006. Nonnie was an Air Force nurse. She and her daughter, Savannah, had been visiting from Texas for the Thanksgiving holiday when she went missing.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that Dotson was on a list with other family members to see if he was connected. No one was ever cleared from that list.

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