Community leaders on mission to capture ‘low-down’ rapist who nearly killed grandmother


by staff

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 10:01 AM

HOUSTON—Community leaders are on the hunt for a man who remains on the loose after brutally raping and attacking a 62-year-old grandmother in February.

“It’s the most horrifying experience in my life, my life has totally changed,” the victim said.

The day of her attack remains fresh on her mind.

“I was leaving out of my door to go to work when it happened to me,” she said.

The attacker grabbed the grandmother and dragged her back into her home on Dewalt Street and nearly killed her.

“He took a vase and crashed it over her head, choked her with an extension cord. Thinking she was dead, raped the sister, then put her body in the closet thinking he had killed her,” Community activist Quanell X said.

Quanell X and others took it upon themselves to hand out 700 flyers Sunday afternoon. They are on a mission to track the rapist down and get him off the street.

“We will do everything in our power to get this no good, low-down bastard out of our community,” the activist said.

Until they do, the grandmother isn’t doing anything alone.

“I’m now going to counseling. I sleep with a gun because I’m scared,” she said. “Every time I walk out my door, I just feel like I’m going to be attacked.”