Skip to comments.Rapture attack? Man accused of trying to rape woman with child blamed fear of End Times
Posted on 06/06/2011 2:43:14 PM PDT by greatdefender
A 28-year-old Daytona Beach man who told police he was worried about the Rapture faces charges of attempted sexual battery and kidnapping in an attack on a woman who was pushing her 4-year-old son in a stroller.
Ray Allen Martin, 28, is being held without bail in the Volusia County Branch Jail.
According to an arrest affidavit:
The victim, who is also 28, told police she was walking east on the south side of the bridge about 10:45 a.m. Monday when she saw a man walking west on the opposite side of the bridge.
She told police the man, later identified as Martin, crossed the bridge and began following her. When he continued to follow her as she walked south on N. Peninsula Avenue, she called her fiancé and told him she was worried.
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In Texas, that applies to commission of criminal mischief at night. A little extreme for toilet papering a house, wouldn't you say?
What was he thinking: "last chance to commit a rape and go to confession so I'm forgiven for that sin before the Rapture"? Or was it: "last chance to rape someone genuinely innocent before the Rapture leaves no innocents to prey upon"?
Nope, just crazy.
He should have resisted and just began to text Weiner. They both could have ‘’gotten off’’ at cloud nine.
I do believe the whole world has gone nuts.
Do you think it's a little extreme for the property owner to shoot somebody toilet-papering their house?
If a criminal is going to commit an act in which the victim is fully empowered to kill them, then it's the criminal who has placed the value of his/her life below that of the fruits of their crime.
(Now, throw in a lengthy criminal record, and yes, it should be on the table.)
For this guy, rapture = “rape-ture”. Not a good enough excuse... castrate or execute (with appropriate precautions against conviction for consensual statutory rape).
His rape-ture is going to make his “end-times” look pretty attractive to Bubba when he’s in the joint.
You see nothing inconsistent about that? IMHO, if you feel that toilet papering is not a capital crime, then it should not (in and of itself) be legitimate grounds for the application of deadly force.
The development of a justified use of deadly force at night to defend against criminal mischief is interesting and has its roots way back in the early days of Texas' development, but I think it's still a valid law. We don't know whether those trespassing and damaging property don't have a more malevolent intent, and waiting to find out could be deadly.
I'm very familiar with the history behind the Texas legislation, and if it works for Texas I'm good with that. If trespassing at night is held to be so serious that it legitimizes killing somebody, then IMHO, the state should put it's metaphoric money where its mouth is and make it punishable by death. It's a risk the perpetrator takes. If that seems too severe, then they ought to re-evaluate the law to where there needs to be at least a perceived threat. Again, JMHO.
I dunno - it's in a photo finish with the Twinkie Defense.
He’s trying to play off the media sympathy in the aftermath of the outrage over Camping’s rapture circus. He’s a rapist whose tuned into the popular culture for a victim persona.
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