Monday, August 15, 2005

Sex-assualt victim tells of ordeal

GRAND JURY: She is one of 21 people who testified in the case of a man charged with killing a pregnant woman.

10:42 AM PDT on Monday, August 15, 2005

The woman was one of 21 people who testified in front of a grand jury that indicted Tony Lee Reynolds, 23, on murder, sexual assault and other charges. Authorities say six weeks before sexually assaulting the woman, Reynolds killed Estela Perez, 29, in her home near Fairmount Park. Perez, who was five months pregnant, was stabbed at least 33 times, including in the eye. Her throat had been slashed and she had been sexually assaulted with a foreign object. Prosecutors have said Reynolds' DNA was found underneath the woman's fingernails.

Reynolds has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 14 felonies, including murder and sexual assault.
"He has genetic mental problems that he was born with and we intend to present those to the jury," Reynolds' attorney, Deputy Public Defender Mark Johnson, said.

Other witnesses before the grand jury included the pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Perez, who said Perez's baby, Michelle, was stabbed twice in the head; Reynolds' parole officer, Pauline McEnery, who said Reynolds changed his hairstyle and moved into another home on Antioch Avenue without telling her; and Perez's sister, Antonia Galindo, who described finding her sister's body on March 31.

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Avery's mom said...

did they count the womans unborn baby as a victim too?
this type of stuff just makes the world a scary ugly place. I'm glad they caught him
hope he gets his mental situation fixed so he can feel remorse for what he's done

Debby said...

unfortunatly I don't think these people feel remorese and they use their illness as an excuse which is CRAP....If they are not going to send them to jail, then keep them in them locked down in a hospital, but none of this crap that they are rehabilitaed so we are gonna let them go, they should be there for life when they do something like that, and if they are rehabilitated then they should go to jail from there. I don't but this insane crap 1/2 the time.
Thats like that lady in Texas, 1st what was she thinking KNOWING she was feeling blue after the 1st one, then she had 4 more...HELLO get help after the 1st one and don't have anymore.Then she kills them all, I'm sorry some kind of mothers instinct has to kick in somewhere there, your killing your children...And i doubt if she will spend the rest of her life in jail.