Houston rapist suspect Chris Dontrell Roddy, who confessed to two murders, has been sentenced to 65 years

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A Houston man who confessed to two murders after being arrested on rape charges has been sentenced to 65 years in prison, according to Harris County Attorneys.

The video above is from a previous report.

Chris Dontrell Roddy, 31, was arrested in July 2020 after DNA linked him to the sexual assault of a woman jogging in MacGregor Park in February 2020.

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As Roddy awaited trial, he was questioned by a detective about the April 2017 death of Kithy Pagett, a 34-year-old woman who prosecutors say was shot in the back of the head at her home in Greater Greenspoint.

Authorities said Pagett was one of Roddy’s neighbors and the two knew each other.

Also, Roddy’s DNA was found on a soda can near the crime scene, but because it was known, there wasn’t enough evidence to charge him, prosecutors said.

During the interview, Roddy said he recently had a religious conversion and confessed to Pagett’s murder. He also confessed to the murder of Dantrell Burks, a stranger who was cycling around the apartment complex in 2016.

Roddy said he shot Burks multiple times.

“No one in our community was safe until we got this man off the streets,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We secured a conviction and made sure he went to prison for a long time.”

Roddy is only eligible for parole after serving 30 years, which is the equivalent of a longer sentence, including life imprisonment, prosecutors said.

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