Victim jolted awake in bed upon the crash of the master bedroom door swinging open. A flashlight beam immediately focused on victim’s eyes.
“Don’t move for I’ll blow your heads off,” a man growled behind the splatter of the beam. His voice was muffled due to the fact he spoke through a ski mask. He also spoke through clenched teeth in an angry whisper.
Nevertheless, victim screamed.
“If you scream again, I’ll kill you.”
Victim’s boyfriend now bolted up in bed and realized there was a man in the room. The intruder pointed the gun at him. “I don’t want to hurt you. I just want food and money for my girlfriend and me. Roll over and put your face in the pillow. Put your hands behind your back.” Then he addressed the victim. “You tie his hands. Tie them real tight or I’ll kill you.” He then threw white shoelaces on the bed in front of the victim.
In typical fashion, the intruder then ordered them to lie on their stomachs. After he had tied her boyfriend’s wrists intruder tied hers. Then he retied the boyfriend’s. He tied her ankles. He pressed the muzzle of a gun against the boyfriend’s head. He hissed through clenched teeth: “If either of you move I’ll blow your fucking heads off.”
At this moment victim’s 8-year-old daughter walked into the master bedroom. She saw the man in a ski mask. She screamed. “Tell her to shut up or I’ll kill you,” he growled. Victim called to her daughter to quiet down. The assailant then took the daughter and put her in the bathroom. “Be quiet,” he ordered.
Interestingly, once they were in the bathroom the little girl reached for the lights switch and turn it on. The intruder brought his gloved hand down and quickly switched the light off. He closed the bathroom door and slid a dresser in front of it.
Victim and her boyfriend heard him rummage in the bedroom. He then stood by the bed. He hit the boyfriend on the side of the head with his gun. “All we want is food and money, then we’ll get the hell out of here.” He then put an afghan over the boyfriend’s head. “If you move I’ll drive this knife into your back.” He then rummaged through the room. Again he left the bedroom and then rummaged throughout the house, opening and closing cabinet drawers, etc.
They heard dishes rattle. He appeared in the bedroom again and put them on the boyfriend’s back. He warned him, “If I hear these I’ll kill you.”
Assailant untied the victim’s ankles and pushed her from the room.
After they entered the living room, he ordered her on the floor on her stomach. He then rummaged in the kitchen and went back and forth from the garage a number of times. Then he came back to her and stood over her. He put his face close to hers. He whispered angrily through clenched teeth.
“Do you want to live?”
“Then this had better be the best fuck I’ve ever had or I’m going to kill you.”
Victim reported feeling leather gloves prowling on her thighs, but he did nothing. He left. She heard him in the bedroom drawers, opening and slamming them shut.
He returned and stood over her. “Lift your head,” he ordered. She heard him tear towels. He blindfolded her. He straddled her and sat on her tied hands. She could tell he was naked from the waist down. “Play with it!” he demanded. He placed his penis in her hands. She could barely move due to the numbness of her hands. Then he rolled her over on her back. “This had better be good or I’m going to kill you all.”
He raped her.
He did not rape her for long. He then stood over her, silent. Victim knew he was standing over her doing nothing. He just stared at her. She then heard him going to the garage again. When he returned she heard him open a plastic garbage bag. He then spoke to someone. “Here put this in the car.” But she heard no reply. No footsteps or anything indicating another person.
After a while the house was silent. Only the daughter could be heard sobbing in the bathroom.
Investigators arrived to see the bizarre scene— cut laces, torn strips of towels on the floor, etc. The television was unplugged and the cable missing.
Inside the garage there were 2 strips of blue towel each piece approximately 2 to 3 inches wide. Another strip of towel was on the master bedroom bed, a brown shoe nearby on the floor missing its shoelaces. On the floor there were a number of white shoelaces, which the assailant had brought with him.
“Some type of metal shavings were on the floor near the front door,” according to Lt. Larry Crompton in his book Sudden Terror. When he went outside to check, he noticed those familiar scratch marks on “all aluminum window screens.” As usual, all the scratches appeared in the bottom left corner. The windowsill in the child’s bedroom was smudged, so was the windowsill in a living room window. No prints were evident. None of the scratches indicated any attempt to pry the screen off. Crompton puzzled why they were there since all window screens were loose fitting and could easily be pried off. (This is covered in a number of places on this site. See Analysis of First Eight Cases and the first Concord strike, No. 38.
Lt. Crompton also checked the backyard of the next-door neighbor, noting there that a window screen had been removed from one window and placed against the side of the house. “Another screen had scratch marks on the lower left-hand corner, identical to the marks on the screens of both of the Concord rapes.”
The neighbor’s side gate was also open. Ice plant had been trampled, and scratch marks on fence indicated that the rapist “had entered the victim’s yard from this area. It also indicated that either house could have been the target.”
During the neighborhood canvas it was discovered that around 4 a.m. a neighbor on
Wilmore Road behind Ryan Court was awakened by an intermittent beeping sound as if a car door was open with the key still in the ignition of a car.
Ryan Court is only a couple of long blocks from Belann Court.
Dark mask without mouth hole.
Geography remains the same as the first attack.