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Courageous Victim Recounts 19 Hours Of Rape And Torture In Stunning Courtroom Testimony
CityNews ^ | June 10, 2008

Posted on 06/23/2008 7:33:38 PM PDT by reaganaut1

We can't tell you her name but she was able to tell a jury about what happened to her. And her determination to recount some of the most incredible savagery ever heard in a courtroom is testimony to her courage and her desire to see justice done.

The recall of a Columbia University student that unfolded in a New York City hall of justice on Monday was almost too hard to hear. The 24-year-old victim sat in the witness box with her jaw clenched and her mind focused, as she retold the unimaginable ordeal she claims she suffered at the hands of 31-year-old Robert Williams (top left).

The ex-con stared straight ahead as his 24-year-old accuser poured out her story of a 19-hour rape and torture session, a day-long siege so brutal she begged her attacker to kill her.

It happened on April 13, 2007 when Williams allegedly burst into her New York City apartment.

He's accused of forcing her to have oral sex and raping her seven times during that ordeal, but that wasn't the worst of it.

He allegedly scalded her with boiling water from a kettle, forced her to take massive doses of painkillers, used a knife to mutilate her face and slice her eyelids and ordered her to gouge out her own eyes using the same blade.

When she refused, cops say he threw bleach into her face in an attempt to blind her.

"I was burning all over," the witness related in terms so vivid many jury members had to look away. "He threw the rest of the bleach into my face, but I was able to close my eyes in time. I was breathing it in. My lungs were burning."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hatecrime; mutilation; omg; rape; sexualassault; torture
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There needs to be a death penalty.
1 posted on 06/23/2008 7:33:39 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1
> There needs to be a death penalty.

Yes, but that's too good for this guy.

Have somebody do to him what he did to her.

"An eye for an eye" seems about right here.

When -he- screams to be killed, don't. Let him rot somewhere.

2 posted on 06/23/2008 7:37:14 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: reaganaut1

Wow. A quick death seems like too easy of a punishment for this nutjob.


3 posted on 06/23/2008 7:39:15 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: reaganaut1

The Accused.

But not (yet?) convicted.

4 posted on 06/23/2008 7:40:49 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: dayglored

I’d use a woodchipper.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 7:41:10 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: reaganaut1
It never should have gotten to the courtroom .. it should've been killed on the spot.

We're not told in the article ... but ... was she .. and by God, that girl is courageous ..., white?

6 posted on 06/23/2008 7:41:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Scutter; reaganaut1
> Wow. A quick death seems like too easy of a punishment for this nutjob.

Yep.

This story makes me want to feed him into a lunchmeat slicer, feet first. Maybe one slice every few minutes. Let it last at least as long as what he did to her.

7 posted on 06/23/2008 7:42:48 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: kaehurowing
> I’d use a woodchipper.

Yeah... I was thinking maybe a lunchmeat slicer, but the same idea.

Oh, and he should have bleach and boiling water pouring over him while being sliced (or chipped) up. Just for accuracy.

8 posted on 06/23/2008 7:44:40 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: reaganaut1

Forced myself, but I read it.

There aren’t words for ...

That son of a bitch.


9 posted on 06/23/2008 7:44:52 PM PDT by Birmingham Rain
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To: reaganaut1
The ex-con stared straight ahead

He wasn't an EX-con. He was a convicted criminal who was let go to continue to commit more heinous crimes.

Nothing EX about him.

10 posted on 06/23/2008 7:45:20 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: reaganaut1

On Evil
Bethany Stotts, June 23, 2008

Is evil the result of human choice or manufactured by social circumstances? Professor Philip Zimbardo, known for his infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971, opted for the latter explanation at a recent CATO book forum.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2035178/posts


11 posted on 06/23/2008 7:46:40 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: weegee

Good point—he never retired.


12 posted on 06/23/2008 7:49:35 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: reaganaut1

I read about this case the other day. How this woman lived is beyond me.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2029281/posts


13 posted on 06/23/2008 7:51:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: reaganaut1

death aint good enough....


15 posted on 06/23/2008 7:56:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: reaganaut1
Some people are too evil too keep alive. But try telling that to bleeding heart liberals who tell you the death penalty is immoral and inhumane!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 06/23/2008 7:56:41 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: reaganaut1

Robert Williams also known as William Roberts

Police say Roberts is a career criminal who often frequented homeless shelters in the area.


17 posted on 06/23/2008 8:00:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kaehurowing
Where's Vlad when you need him?

Rumours abound that Vlad also ate the flesh, and drank the blood of his enemies, often holding dinner parties next to the freshly impaled. He was very proud of his work, and anyone who showed disdain while looking upon the thousands of putrefying corpses would soon suffer the same fate. Vlad liked to arrange the impaled in circular patterns, the length of the stakes determined by the victim's rank; this way, wealthy, or powerful opponents would plainly see they were not above the law. Impalements were carried out in a variety of ways, During his reign, Vlad Dracula also had people decapitated, had their eyes gouged out, had them skinned alive, boiled, burnt, dismembered, eviscerated, or sometimes just physically disfigured for his own amusement. In one particular incident, Turkish ambassadors who had refused to remove their Phrygian caps in his presence were asked why they insulted him in such a manner. When they replied it was because their hats had to remain on their heads according to custom, he graciously honored their tradition by ordering their hats permanently nailed to their heads, never to be removed again.

18 posted on 06/23/2008 8:03:16 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Gondring
You think if Obama gets to be president, he might pardon people like this.

After all, they are his brothers...

19 posted on 06/23/2008 8:03:29 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: reaganaut1

He’s one of the disadvantaged who’s ancestors came over on a slave ship, now he’s getting even? Poor, poor thing. sarc! And the city planner dreamers want these people moved into our neighborhoods from their crime infested areas?


20 posted on 06/23/2008 8:08:06 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: topher

A presumed-innocent would need a pardon?


21 posted on 06/23/2008 8:13:42 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: knarf

“We’re not told in the article ... but ... was she .. and by God, that girl is courageous ..., white?”

Who cares what color she is?

What I’d do to this vermin would make an Apache cringe....


22 posted on 06/23/2008 8:13:50 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: reaganaut1
What can one say.

Human sexuality is one of the most under rated forces of nature. Wired in the wrong way, as in this horrifying story, it is the root of so much evil in this world.

This person needs to be removed from existence as soon as possible.

23 posted on 06/23/2008 8:15:21 PM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: ibtheman
It makes no difference if she was white, you fall into the same trap as the hate crime racists. Torture of a human being is heinous no matter the color of either party.

To put a finer point on this, if a white man did this to my daughter I would want to destroy him just as much. And there are plenty of white serial killers, etc. Good and Evil are color blind.

24 posted on 06/23/2008 8:19:19 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Libertarianize the GOP

This professor Zimbardo is full of prumes, right up to his brown eyes. Look at the african countries who prey on the weaker countries, look at zimbawee....their gangster in charge blaming the West for his starving citizens, while his wife spends $400.00 per pair of shoes,’cause her feet are so narrow, then they dine on whatever...while their countrymen starve. Can we expect much more from some of our citizens with the same blood? I’m sick of our country cow-towing to this type of “injustice”. For the next few years we’ll be taking care of this evil speciman of human excretemtn with good medical, eye, dental, lodging and meals.


25 posted on 06/23/2008 8:19:36 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: kaehurowing

tree-chain-blowtorch. slowly.


26 posted on 06/23/2008 8:19:54 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: ibtheman
I bet she was a white woman to!

What difference does that make?

27 posted on 06/23/2008 8:20:57 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: stravinskyrules

That is hogwash. Sexuality is a way of reporduction, just like the rest of the animal kingdom What this person did and probably has done is evil, pure and simple for the “fun” of it.


28 posted on 06/23/2008 8:23:10 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Gondring

If some judge lets this lowlife out, let’s chip in — get him an apartment in the judges neighborhood.


29 posted on 06/23/2008 8:26:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Dodd KNEW it was a good deal. Faked ignorance is not a defense.)
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To: reaganaut1

Quick!

Someone call Sharpton and register some outrage on HIS ass...


30 posted on 06/23/2008 8:30:32 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: reaganaut1
Rather than posting a two week old article that has been posted to FR several times, why not check to see where the case is now? Click here for an update on the closing arguments in the trial that took place today.
31 posted on 06/23/2008 8:32:32 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Keith Brown
"Who cares what color she is?"

Well Keith, I was never racist before this year. You have no way of knowing if that is a true statement or not, but ..

The Obama campaign and entourage made me more of a racist than not.

I think I perceive trouble in our nation ... it is primarily political, but it will be promoted as racist ... and I take offense at being called something I'm not.

So, should this all shake out the way I think it will ... I'm practicing to be a racist.

And the animal in this article is black.

32 posted on 06/23/2008 8:36:29 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: goldstategop

“He will probably get life in prison.”
How does he not get death?
I cannot imagine a liberal who thinks a quiet sleep to death is too horrible for this man, while the woman he tried to kill in such a horrific manner literally lives with the scars.
Hang him. And if there is a theoretical biological basis for evil, everyone within 2 degrees of kinship gets sterilized, too.


33 posted on 06/23/2008 8:37:09 PM PDT by tbw2 ("Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" by Tamara Wilhite - on amazon.com)
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To: reaganaut1

Feed him to a pack of hungry and pissed off wolves.


34 posted on 06/23/2008 8:42:25 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: kaehurowing

Very slowly. Very very slowly.


35 posted on 06/23/2008 8:46:09 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We have become an oligarchy not a Republic.)
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To: kaehurowing

Feet first?


36 posted on 06/23/2008 8:48:18 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Alouette
The difference is that if a white man did that to a black woman, he'd be charged with a "hate crime," as if the activity itself wasn't enough to determine that he had hate for his fellow human being.

If this man's victim was white, will he be charged with a hate crime? Of course he won't, which shows the insanity of political correctness, and somehow seems to say that a black man doing such things to a white woman isn't as bad as a white man doing the same thing to a black woman (or a black man, for that matter). If he did it to a black woman, he should be charged with a hate crime. If a white man did it to a white woman, he should be charged with a hate crime. All crimes of this type of cruelty and viciousness are either hate crimes, or they aren't. The color of the perp and victim should have nothing to do with it, of that, I agree. All crimes of this nature display a form of hate, and it should be understood automatically, not selectively applied based on the race of the perp and the race of the victim. Hate crimes laws are stupid, because all crimes of this cruel nature involve hate. Selectively applying "hate" to one race while not applying it to another race is just stupid.

37 posted on 06/23/2008 8:51:29 PM PDT by smedley64 (Dems go all-in every 4 years with a 7-2 offsuit marxist, hoping to hit the flop big just one time.)
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To: bobby.223

Chainsaw neuter then death slow.


38 posted on 06/23/2008 9:00:11 PM PDT by Big Horn (Lets drill and get a thrill. More gas in every pot..)
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To: bobby.223

Chainsaw neuter then death slow.


39 posted on 06/23/2008 9:00:42 PM PDT by Big Horn (Lets drill and get a thrill. More gas in every pot..)
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To: reaganaut1
skin that FPOS alive... then set his wretched azz on fire!!!
40 posted on 06/23/2008 9:04:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - CTHULHU/SHOGGOTH '08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: reaganaut1

I prefer the immortal words of Marcellus Wallace:

“Im gonna get a couple of hard pipe hittin MoF*****s, to work over homes here with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.”

Animal.


41 posted on 06/23/2008 9:13:16 PM PDT by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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To: reaganaut1
There needs to be a slow, painful, publicly visible death penalty, swiftly administered.
42 posted on 06/23/2008 9:21:29 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Speechless BUMP!


43 posted on 06/23/2008 9:38:21 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: smedley64

Forget hate crime. Rape is the worst crime there is. Worse than murder. It should be death. I’ve written to state legislators pleading the same.


44 posted on 06/23/2008 10:47:31 PM PDT by Huck (A Teddy Roosevelt wannabe is better than a Karl Marx wannabe.)
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To: reaganaut1

I agree about the death penalty. This story breaks my heart.


45 posted on 06/23/2008 10:48:12 PM PDT by Huck (A Teddy Roosevelt wannabe is better than a Karl Marx wannabe.)
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To: Scutter

Not a nutjob: Pure Evil.


46 posted on 06/23/2008 11:48:03 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: knarf

It’s odd you’d put you political views as far as race onto this situation.

But let me ask you this.

In your world would what this woman suffered be ok if the perp was white?


47 posted on 06/24/2008 6:56:22 AM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: tbw2

This is happening in New York. That state prides itself on not applying the “barbaric” death penalty. The worst this person faces is life in prison. I don’t know if NY has a “without parole” condition for a Life sentence, but if they do, I’m sure someone will overturn that in NY, too.


48 posted on 06/24/2008 7:08:32 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: Keith Brown
I suspect this is just a reaction to the “hate crime” laws. If the perp were white and the victim a minority, this would be all over the news, it would be described as a “hate crime,” there would be calls for the harshest possible punishment, and the Democrats would be using it political ads for elections and Federal “Hate Crime” legislation.
Since its black on white crime, it is, apparently, “no big deal.”
49 posted on 06/24/2008 7:12:19 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: Keith Brown
"In your world would what this woman suffered be ok if the perp was white?"

Wake up, son ... we're both in the same world.

Posing academic questions is what you did in college .. your preliminary decisions were made then.

All thought proceses are polarized, and we develop the grey areas in order to make sense of polarized extremes .. (No black without white, up without down, in with no out, etc.)

The grey areas grow from interacting and experiencing the tangible world.

Black and white decisions (not race, but definitive) must be made for man to develop. (Is there a right? A wrong? .... who says so?)

So let me ask you .... who made the decision for me to conclude the way I did?
Did I make that decision with no input?
Did the POS guilty of this atrocity inject itself into the thought processes of people trying not to be racist?
Why did he choose a white woman? ... and please ... don't attempt to suggest the POS didn't "choose" ... it most certainly DID.

50 posted on 06/24/2008 7:36:05 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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