Man who once faced death in Oakland girl’s 1981 rape/homicide gets 8 years through plea deal, murder charge dropped

OAKLAND — In a surprising end to the criminal case over the 1981 rape and stabbing death of a 16-year-old honor student, the suspect has pleaded no contest to a single rape charge in exchange for an eight-year prison term. Jewel Collins, 60, once faced the possibility of death or life without parole in the … Read more