A 39-year-old Post Falls man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of rape and attempted strangulation.
Billy Lee Joslin was arrested in August 2016. Police say he ambushed a former girlfriend outside her home, choked her, and forced her back into her house. Once inside, Joslin was reported to have choked the woman to the point of unconsciousness as many as ten times before raping her.
Joslin already has an extensive juvenile and adult criminal history with convictions for Domestic Assault, Grand Theft, and Attempted Strangulation.
"Mr. Joslin is a predator," Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh said in a press release. "His criminal history... and his poor performance while under supervision justified Judge Meyer's conclusion that he should never be released from prison."
(story: KHQ.com; photo: Post Falls Police Department)