Wouldn't it be nice if every rapist in the world just dropped dead? We all cheer when a rapist gets what he deserves and 53-year-old Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez got what he deserved all right when he dropped dead in the middle of raping a 77-year-old woman in Texas.
This piece of crap broke into her house, demanded sex, and then forced himself upon her. In the middle the act, he stopped and died. Yes, seriously. The poor traumatized victim was then forced to crawl out from under him, drive away, and dial 9-1-1 from a safe spot to summon help for both herself and for the deceased rapist.
It's hard to imagine what those moments must have been like for a 77-year-old woman or for anyone, for that matter. To be victimized in your own bed is horrifying, and much as we might cheer this man's idiotic demise, the poor victim was still a victim. He didn't die in time to stop that from happening.
Nobody is crying for a rapist who died mid-act, of course. The rate of recidivism for a sexual predator is so disturbingly high that one does wonder if maybe death is the best punishment for those who just can't seem to get better.
Luckily we don't have to make that call with this man. The universe made it for us. It's just a shame he didn't die on his bike ride over to victimize his elderly victim. Sadly, no matter how dead her rapist is, she still has to live with the trauma of what was done to her.
KZTV10 said it best: "The victim wasn't seriously injured, but law enforcement says the effects of such a horrific attack can be difficult to get over." Seems like the understatement of the year, no? She won't get over it. Whether he died or didn't, she still has to deal with the trauma.
So, thank you universe for striking this bag of fried poo down in his tracks, but be a little quicker next time.
Do you think rapists should die?
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