PASCO, Wash. - Monday jury members found David Webster guilty on one count of second degree rape for an incident involving his cellmate, but they couldn't reach an agreement on two other counts.
Assistant Attorney General Melanie Tratnik says retrying him again all depends on how much time webster gets on the one rape charge that stuck. She expects Webster will be sentenced to a minimum of just over 9 years in prison as a standard sentencing. It's important to note that time will be added on to the 26 years he's already serving for a previous crime.
But Tratnik also expects the new sentence to be even longer because of Webster's previous criminal record. "We'll need to argue that to the court and find out what range the court is going to determine he's in. And after he gets sentenced then we'll make a decision on the other two counts," said Tratnik.
Webster's sentencing is scheduled for May 19th. The state has 90 days to determine whether to retry him on the other two counts.