Convicted rapist sentenced to 10 years for woman’s death

John Flye

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A convicted rapist who was found guilty of strangling a woman to death has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

A jury listened to a day and a half of testimony and deliberated for three hours before handing down a guilty verdict for John Flye in December.

Cold case detectives said DNA evidence linked Flye to the death of 47-year-old Gwendolyn Williams.

Her body was found inside an abandoned house on 14th Avenue North on Feb. 19, 2011.

“He took her life and he didn’t even know her name,” Assistant District Attorney Derry Harper said.

Flye previously served more than 20 years in prison for the 1981 aggravated rape of a 10-year-old girl.

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