Sad news about a father who suffered through an ordeal no father ever should.
Randy Ertman has died.
His daughter Jennifer and her friend Elizabeth Pena were the victims of one if the most searing crimes of in Houston - a savage gang rape and murder in 1993 that shocked the conscience of the city.
Ertman later became a prominent figure in Houston's victim's rights movement.
He's been battling lung cancer for months and friends say he died Monday morning at his home in Somerville.
Randy Ertman was 62 years old.