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Dickinson mom's amazing survival story featured on '48 Hours'

<p>Jennifer Schuett was just 8 years old when she was yanked through her bedroom window by a stranger. He strangled her, raped her and slashed her throat.</p>

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Jennifer Schuett was just 8 years old when she was yanked through her bedroom window by a stranger. He strangled her, raped her and slashed her throat.

“He held a knife to my throat and said, ‘Am I scaring you, little girl? Am I scaring you?’ Then he choked me as hard as he could. I blacked out for a while,” Schuett remembers 27 years later. “I woke up to him dragging me by my ankles. He dropped my legs. I realized I couldn’t scream and I couldn’t figure out why. I had just enough strength to throw my right hand on top of my neck. That’s when I felt this gaping wound.”