CLEVELAND -- A jury has found notorious cop killer Quisi Bryan guilty of kidnapping and rape, in connection with a March 1994 attack on a Cleveland woman.
The victim testified that Bryan held a knife to her throat, dragged her behind a vacant home and raped her in an abandoned car.
Jurors deliberated for just over two hours over the course of two days before delivering their verdict.
Bryan, 43, is already on Ohio’s death row for the June 2000 murder of Cleveland Police Officer Wayne Leon.
Bryan was linked to the 1994 rape after authorities began comparing DNA from cold case rapes, to the DNA of known offenders and inmates.
Bryan had earlier pleaded guilty to charges related to four other cold case rapes, but elected to contest the 1994 case and served as his own attorney.
Fox 8 asked Cuyahoga County prosecutors why they elected to pursue the rape case when Bryan is already condemned to die.
Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Schnatter responded, “The victim has lived with it for 20 years, and I’m sure it’s haunted her. Each crime is distinct, and each crime calls for justice.”
According to Schnatter, the kidnapping and rape convictions could mean that an additional 50 years will be tacked onto Bryan’s prison term, but the State of Ohio intends to execute Bryan once his appeals in the Wayne Leon case are exhausted.
Sentencing was scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m.