Evidence from 2005 leads to new charges against Santa Rita Jail inmate

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The Alameda County District Attorney's office added new charges against Keith Asberry, alleging that the discoveries made from an untested rape kit linked him to a sexual assault that occurred in 2005. Asberry had already been arrested on suspicion of both murder and sexual assault.

After Berkeley Police Department officers examining parts of a partially untested rape kit, the Alameda County District Attorney’s office levied new charges earlier this month against Keith Asberry, who has already been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and murder 
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