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Mother sets fire to her daughter's gloating rapist
The Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 26, 2005 | By Peter Upton in Alicante

Posted on 06/25/2005 5:15:44 PM PDT by aculeus

A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday.

Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benejúzar, 30 miles south of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca.

While there, he passed his victim's mother in the street and allegedly taunted her about the attack. He is said to have called out "How's your daughter?", before heading into a crowded bar.

Shortly after, the woman walked into the bar, poured a bottle of petrol over Soriano and lit a match. She watched as the flames engulfed him, before walking out.

The woman fled to Alicante, where she was arrested the same evening. When she appeared in court the next day in the town of Orihuela, she was cheered and clapped by a crowd, who shouted "Bravo!" and "Well done!"

A judge ordered her to be held in prison and undergo psychiatric tests, provoking anger from friends and neighbours, who have set up a petition calling for her release.

Soriano suffered 60 per cent burns in the attack on June 13 and was airlifted to a specialist unit. He survived for 11 days before succumbing to his injuries.

It is understood that the woman, who cannot be named because of laws safeguarding the identity of rape victims, claims to have no recollection of the attack which took place in the Bar Mary, just 300 yards from the family home.

As decorators painted over the blackened walls of his bar last week, Antonio Ferrendez Lopez told how Soriano had walked in at lunchtime.

"The place was packed with people eating. I was sitting at a table and Soriano was standing at the bar very close to me when the woman walked in," he said. "She didn't acknowledge anyone but walked up to Soriano, who was drinking a coffee, put her hand on his shoulder and turned him round to face her.

"Then she pulled the bottle she was carrying from under her arm and began to tip it over him. At first I didn't realise what was happening, but then I smelt the petrol. I jumped up and tried to grab her, but when she struck a match I got clear.

"The petrol was in a pool around Soriano, and she threw the match into it. It ignited with a whoosh, and he screamed and staggered about covered in flames. As people rushed outside to escape the flames, she just looked at him, then turned and walked away."

Customers helped Mr Lopez put out the fire with extinguishers and doused Soriano with water until paramedics arrived.

Soriano's attack on the woman's teenage daughter took place in 1998. The girl was going to buy a loaf of bread when Soriano snatched her from the street, threatened her with a knife and raped her. Her mother is said to have suffered mental illness ever since.

Soriano was convicted of the rape and ordered to serve 13 years in jail. The sentence was later reduced to nine years on appeal.

The woman's lawyer, Joaquín Galant, told The Sunday Telegraph last night: "The family has suffered a double tragedy. First the attack on their daughter and now this. Both the father and his daughter would like to express their sadness at the death of Soriano."

Earlier, Mr Galant said that the woman did not deserve to be kept in prison. "For seven years she has been deeply affected by what was done to her daughter," he said. "This man, fresh from prison and asking how her daughter was, might be considered to have provoked her."

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1 posted on 06/25/2005 5:15:45 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus

"[S]he was cheered and clapped by a crowd, who shouted "Bravo!" and "Well done!"

Let me add: GOOD JOB!


2 posted on 06/25/2005 5:17:57 PM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: aculeus

Don't blame her even the tiniest. I give her credit for being that creative. I would have just kicked him. Kudos to her for doing that.


3 posted on 06/25/2005 5:18:06 PM PDT by conservative cat
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To: aculeus

You know, this shouldn't really be funny...but it is.


4 posted on 06/25/2005 5:18:18 PM PDT by RichInOC (SATAN: COMO ESTAS ANTONIO!! TODO SU ALMA ES PERTENECE A NOSOTROS. JA JA JA JA....)
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To: aculeus
He needed killin..
5 posted on 06/25/2005 5:19:21 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: aculeus

Justice really is a mother.


6 posted on 06/25/2005 5:20:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: aculeus

Why didn't he react when she was pouring the gas over him?


7 posted on 06/25/2005 5:20:35 PM PDT by Luircin (Conservatives want to turn losers into winners. Liberals want them to feel good about being losers.)
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To: aculeus
He survived for 11 days before succumbing to his injuries

Bet that was fun.

8 posted on 06/25/2005 5:20:54 PM PDT by bad company (Then they say 'I came to the wrong jihad.'")
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To: aculeus
"This man, fresh from prison and asking how her daughter was, might be considered to have provoked her."

I agree.

9 posted on 06/25/2005 5:21:33 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Luircin
He was at a bar at the time. He probably liked the free alcohol before he realized he was about to become a 'Human Torch.'
10 posted on 06/25/2005 5:22:01 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: bad company

"He survived for 11 days before succumbing to his injuries


Bet that was fun."




ROTFLMAO


11 posted on 06/25/2005 5:22:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: jocon307

I probably shouldn't say this but: "Bravo!!"


12 posted on 06/25/2005 5:22:50 PM PDT by asp1
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To: aculeus

Not the hot time he was hoping for.


13 posted on 06/25/2005 5:23:26 PM PDT by Nateman
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To: aculeus
Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998,
but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benejúzar


Miguel Dukakis?
14 posted on 06/25/2005 5:23:43 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth...)
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To: RichInOC

Revenge is a dish best served REALLY hot.


15 posted on 06/25/2005 5:23:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: bad company
I hope his joystick got third-degree burns and gangrene set in before he finally went Tango Uniform.


16 posted on 06/25/2005 5:23:57 PM PDT by Viking2002 (I'm the white Christian that Howeird Dean warned you about.)
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To: aculeus

BRAVO! To bad there cannot be an encore...........


17 posted on 06/25/2005 5:24:07 PM PDT by litehaus
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To: aculeus

I'd say her restraint was admirable.


18 posted on 06/25/2005 5:24:11 PM PDT by Blue Champagne (Quomodo cogis comas tuas sic videri?)
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To: aculeus

Delayed justice is sometimes the sweetest justice. And I have NO qualms about saying that.


19 posted on 06/25/2005 5:24:46 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: jocon307
This is what will happen in this country if the Supes keep leanign to the left. As > legally wrong< as it may be I don't hold this againt the woman a bit. Especially when we hear how the bravado of the rapist/pedophile!

She's a strong woman...I hope she continues to have the strength to get through what she facing.

To borrow from the left...

YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!

parting thought....Jacko, I wouldn't do any soft drink commercials using pyro stuff...

prisoner6

20 posted on 06/25/2005 5:25:09 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out!)
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To: aculeus
He survived for 11 days before succumbing to his injuries.

That's the part I especially enjoyed.

21 posted on 06/25/2005 5:25:12 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: aculeus
"[S]he was cheered and clapped by a crowd, who shouted "Bravo!" and "Well done!"

Well, he only had burns over 60%. I'd call that Medium to Medium Well.

22 posted on 06/25/2005 5:25:22 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: Texas Mom
Was it Dirty Harry who said "Some people just need killin'"...

This $hithead got exactly what he deserved. Just happened to come a little late.

23 posted on 06/25/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: aculeus
Light a man a fire and he will be warm for a time.

Light a man on fire and he will be warm the rest of his life.

24 posted on 06/25/2005 5:26:34 PM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: bad company
He survived for 11 days before succumbing to his injuries

They should have let her come in each day and say to Soriano, "So, how are the burns coming along? Feeling better?"

25 posted on 06/25/2005 5:27:27 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: aculeus

"...Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass..."

What? Is Michael Dukakis in charge?


26 posted on 06/25/2005 5:27:30 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: aculeus
"Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence."

Vittorio Alfieri

27 posted on 06/25/2005 5:27:49 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: asp1; Thinkin' Gal; Lijahsbubbe
I probably shouldn't say this but: "Bravo!!"

Actually, when applauding a female performer one shouts "Brava!"

28 posted on 06/25/2005 5:27:58 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: aculeus

We all have it coming...

29 posted on 06/25/2005 5:28:56 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: jocon307

Seems like she made the appropriate response.


30 posted on 06/25/2005 5:29:21 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: aculeus

Darn! And I also forgot "Well done!" LOL! :^)


31 posted on 06/25/2005 5:29:26 PM PDT by asp1
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To: bad company

She had more than a cup full of petrol for that job.


32 posted on 06/25/2005 5:30:09 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: aculeus
He survived for 11 days before succumbing to his injuries

Give that lady an honorary green card!

33 posted on 06/25/2005 5:30:47 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: aculeus

Now THIS is justice.

WELL DONE MOMMA!

Too bad we don't see this kind of justice meted out more often here.


34 posted on 06/25/2005 5:30:51 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Children's classic songs updated for Islam "If you're happy and you know it, Go Kaboom!")
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To: cripplecreek

ROFLMAO


35 posted on 06/25/2005 5:30:54 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: aculeus
When she appeared in court the next day in the town of Orihuela, she was cheered and clapped by a crowd, who shouted "Bravo!" and "Well done!"

Well, he survived 11 days, so at most he was Medium Rare...

36 posted on 06/25/2005 5:30:59 PM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES!!)
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To: litehaus
BRAVO! To bad there cannot be an encore...........

There will be - in Hell.
37 posted on 06/25/2005 5:31:45 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Luircin
Why didn't he react when she was pouring the gas over him?

It was probably one of those WTF moments where he was just trying to figure out what was going on. As they say, "It happened so fast! Before you know, I'm standing there, like, totally on fire!"

38 posted on 06/25/2005 5:31:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: aculeus
Complete the equation:

Tit for tat = Torch for ?

39 posted on 06/25/2005 5:32:36 PM PDT by Nateman
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Miguel Dukakis?


Brilliance!


40 posted on 06/25/2005 5:33:17 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Freedom is not America's gift to man, Freedom is GOD'S gift to mankind!....G.W.Bush)
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To: aculeus

Well, at least now that he's in Hell he already knows what to expect!


41 posted on 06/25/2005 5:33:29 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: aculeus

And now he can continue to burn for an eternity in Hell.


42 posted on 06/25/2005 5:33:50 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Nateman

Terch?


43 posted on 06/25/2005 5:33:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: aculeus

That is fine work. No doubt the flames were an intro to what he has to look forward to for eternity.


44 posted on 06/25/2005 5:34:03 PM PDT by SoDak (I fell into a burning ring of fire...)
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To: aculeus

Paybacks are hell... Good for Mama.


45 posted on 06/25/2005 5:34:09 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA) Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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I am sure you have all heard of Ellie Nestlor who shot the SOB who violated her child in San Andreas CA. I live just a few miles from her and we all thought she should have been released but she had some stuff in her past that didn't work for her. I would happily kill any SOB who raped my daughter, law or not law.


46 posted on 06/25/2005 5:34:36 PM PDT by calex59 (i)
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To: aculeus

Good job.


47 posted on 06/25/2005 5:35:11 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: aculeus
Would she be eligible for a Supreme Court appointment here?
48 posted on 06/25/2005 5:35:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: aculeus

Give that woman a medal.


49 posted on 06/25/2005 5:36:03 PM PDT by Thumper1960 ("It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."-V.I.Lenin)
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To: aculeus

50 posted on 06/25/2005 5:36:16 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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