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Woman kills man who tried to rape her

2012-05-15 09:11

Cape Town - A Cape Town woman has reportedly killed a man who tried to rape her at her Valhalla Park home.

The Daily Voice reported that Desiree Wilson, 49, was drinking at home with several others when one of the men, Joseph de Vos, 38, started arguing with her about taking his glass.

When she went to the toilet, he followed her and tried to have sex with her. She refused, and he apparently became violent. During the ensuing scuffle, she grabbed an object and stabbed him.

De Vos died on the scene.

A witness said people were shocked at what had happened as De Vos had been a family friend who had grown up in front of Wilson. 

A police spokesperson confirmed that Wilson acted in self-defence, but said she was being held in custody while the murder was being investigated. 
 

Comments
  • Tuco - 2012-05-15 09:18

    rape victim 1 rapist 0

      Foc - 2012-05-15 11:38

      Not so simple .... this was a family friend and I am sure she will have many sleepless nights and circumspection over what had happened that day .... lots of tears I suspect .... and remorse

      Ruan - 2012-05-15 12:49

      Good!!! Wish it was possible to do it to all of these rapists!!

      Louwhan - 2012-05-15 12:59

      Foc. I agree. There was also a lot of drinking involved and "several others" in the house. Not nearly as simple as keeping a scoreboard. I wish the story was about a sober woman killing an unknown monster.

      mart.botha - 2012-05-15 13:56

      TUCO's scoreboard is correct but the real tragedy is however that this type of drinking where the purpose is to get motherless is the norm in poorer communities...and it more often than not ends up in arguments, rape, abuse, injuries and as in this instance, death.I can almost guarantee that there were children close by to witness this drama as it unfolded. A very sorry state of affairs. I for one am satisfied that providing the sequence of events are as reported, that a man with 'rapist tendencies' has been taken out, but that's my opinion and I don't expect anyone to agree. Solution to the problem....I don't have one because humans have too many rights that are outside of anyone's control.

      Paul - 2012-05-15 15:22

      @ mart.botha.. 'solution to the problem'... why don't you give up all your belongings and go and live amongst poor people struggling to survive poverty & see how they live before you make comments on what you think happens there and guess & speculate if there was children there... Maybe once you have done the above then you can think of possible solutions..

      John - 2012-05-15 21:30

      Why is the victim held in custard y ????

      Marina - 2012-05-16 08:56

      @Paul. So what you're saying is, that when someone is poor they need to get blind drunk. Isn't is perhaps possible that if they earmarked their drinkng money for something more constructive, they wouldn't be so poor.

      Mike - 2012-05-16 09:23

      Something isn't right here. They were arguing over a glass, then she stabbed him and then claims that he tried to rape her? Too many unanswered questions here to know for sure, one way or the other.

      Piet - 2012-05-16 09:48

      Mart & Marina, who said these people are poor? I take it that you are living in the more affluent areas of Cape Town. Well i've got news for you. It happens in ALL communities. I wouldn't be surprised if this happened just down the block from you. Hypocrites!!!!!!!!!!

      Sam - 2012-05-16 11:12

      @John: Why is the victim held in custard y ???? Well, John, maybe the cops thought pudding her back on the street was a bad idea?

      naeem.essop - 2012-05-16 16:21

      @John - "Why is the victim held in custard y ????" I laughed so hard at this, maybe because she got her just desserts? I kid of course, I think a full investigation should be held to determine if any foul play is involved here. Anything done while intoxicated is not fully under your control, so she might have been dazed or confused as to what was happening, and thus a violent reaction.

      pearson.botha - 2012-05-17 09:22

      There was no rape. No attempted rape. A bunch of drunken fools drinking cheap white wine and an (accidental) murder. Watch the "bergies" in Cape Town and you will see the same behaviour. ANY woman accused of ANY crime (murder, fraud, drunken, driving under the influence, armed robbery, speeding, terrorism) can use "rape" as a defence. This is what has occurred here.

  • Ray - 2012-05-15 09:19

    Let's wait for all the facts,but if the article is a true reflection,good for her.

      Marina - 2012-05-16 08:59

      I agree Ray. Quite handy to have an object in the toilet. All this for a glass.

  • leigh.ridgway - 2012-05-15 09:20

    You try poke me.........I poke you right back!

  • Sharon - 2012-05-15 09:23

    When I look in the dictionary at the word no, the meaning given for that simple 2 letter word does not include yes. I wish certain men will understand that, as they think no means yes. Good girl, you were very brave, I'd like to read stories like this more often, too many times the victim is helpless and the perp gets away with it.

      Dries - 2012-05-15 23:40

      It was not NO after the drinking it was NEI verstaaaan jy?

  • Dooie - 2012-05-15 09:28

    Justice served! Hope it will teach all others a lesson!

  • Peter - 2012-05-15 09:28

    This sounds like a drinking spree gone wrong.

      Genet - 2012-05-15 11:45

      Yes Peter, I think you are absolutely correct.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-05-15 09:30

    you go girl! Rapists are cowards, full stop!

  • Lucille - 2012-05-15 09:31

    LETS PRAY THEY RELEASE HER VERY SOON THAT IS A VICTORY FOR WOMEN THAT CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELF AGAINST RUBBISH LIKE THAT VIVA DESIREE !!!!!!!

      rob4e - 2012-05-15 12:00

      TYPING IN CAPSLOCK IS SHOUTING ON THE INTERNET

      Kirsten - 2012-05-15 13:31

      IT DESERVES TO BE SHOUTED

      rob4e - 2012-05-15 13:40

      WHY IS EVERYONE SHOUTING?

      Martin - 2012-05-16 07:15

      COS WE BUSY DOING SPREADSHEETS, ITS ONLY SHOUTING IF YOU TURN THE VOLUME UP, FOR ME IM JUST TOO LAZY TO HIT CAPS LOCK

      RiD123 - 2012-05-16 10:25

      ¿?x?? u?op ?pisdn s???? '??u???ui ??? uo bui?no?s si sd?? ?i

      Ben - 2012-05-16 14:09

      LOUD NOISES!!!!

      Malette - 2012-05-16 14:31

      Lucille, use your "inside"-voice. :-D

      pearson.botha - 2012-05-17 09:43

      Let's pray that you get some brains. Murdering a man who is not able to explain himself IS DEFINITELY A VICTORY FOR WOMEN who feel it is their right to commit crimes as they wish. You must be an activist. Kill and murder men wherever you find them. Just point to the corpse and accuse him of rape. Steal his money, abuse his children, gouge out his eyes. Once you ACCUSE him of rape any violence and all crimes against men are justified. Lucky for you the courts always believe women too. So go for it ladies, you always have a "get out of jail free card".

      NatachaElizabethAnne - 2012-05-17 15:04

      ok to be politically correct, it is only shouting if you're on a social site or chat room. PLUS (indicating an emphasis here) Lucille has a voice and if you have had contact with a rape victim and see their lives come a dead void, being fearful of everything and unable to accept love (because they have been convinced by the rapists' actions that there is nothing beautiful, special and worth wooing or marrying for, only to prove and make as low valued as a common prostitute) - if you understand the anger from women (victims, mothers of victims, sisters and friends of victims or husbands and fathers of victims) and empathize driven with compassion, then a shout from Lucille should echo a ABSOLUTE OUTCRY from you, one that shows real men also shout about the absolute 'murder' of the woman - they die in every aspect other than physical. So who's being a man here?

  • Antwahn - 2012-05-15 09:33

    It happens. Eers word hulle lekker gesuip. En dan kom die moeilyhede. Some people simply should not drink.

      Lucille - 2012-05-16 08:01

      SORRY MAAR DIT GEE NIE DIE VARK DIE REG OM TE VERKRAG NIE NET OMDAT DESIREE GEDRINK HET MOET HY VOORBARIG WEES EN DINK DIT IS N GULDE GELEENTHEID OM SY T@@L TE LAAT WERK NIE

      rob4e - 2012-05-18 13:40

      ^ Moar capslock, is your capslock key broken?

  • Zola - 2012-05-15 09:34

    Good for her!

  • eric.phillips.94849 - 2012-05-15 09:36

    give that woman a bells!!!!!She would also make a great police commisioner.

      Lourens - 2012-05-16 01:53

      She had too many Bells's(if that's a word) Although it seems more like Two Keys...........

      Lucille - 2012-05-16 08:31

      I THINK YOU AND LOURENS MUST GO FOR SEX CHANGE AND PRAY IT NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU

      rob4e - 2012-05-18 13:40

      ^ Typing in caps

  • Lee - 2012-05-15 09:37

    Let her free, as she acted in self-defence

      pearson.botha - 2012-05-17 09:56

      I hope some woman beats you with a baseball bat one day, because (she says) you tried to rape her You know that you didn't right? But you deserve to get beaten up because (she says) you did. Or that you have a female tenant who doesn't pay her rent, and she lays rape charges against you when you evict her.

  • Sibongile - 2012-05-15 09:38

    Couldn't she scream for help??

      Kirsten - 2012-05-15 13:33

      a woman has a right to defend HERSELF- she DOES NOT BY LAW have to scream for someone ELSE to help her! SA is about empowering the previously disinfranchised- that includes woman! Can't you shut up?

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 13:59

      @Kirsten - By law you also have to prove that your life was effectively in danger to claim self defence. This does not mean that you claim to read his mind and say he wanted to rape you. There must be valid evidence or witnesses to be able to prove that your life was in fact in danger. Screaming is the correct way to draw witnesses to help you prove your case. So no, by law you don’t need to scream, by law you need evidence that your life was at risk and screaming will help you get the witnesses to prove that.

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-05-15 14:07

      Kirsten, can you define 'defend herself'? You sound like the one's that kill when robbing you of a cell-phone! According to the law you may not exceed the required act to defend yourself. Therefore if shouting would have been enough, she exceeded tremendously by killing and should also be taught a lesson.

      tanell.vanzyl - 2012-05-15 14:10

      Maybe it happened so quickly...we will never know...she probably got overwhelmed and acted on impulse...

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 19:19

      No matter what we dispute it remains a difficult thing 1) the law is unfair in a way. The law will look for months trying to figure out if she made the correct choice while terrified. The court also look at whether his actions deserved a death sentence? or if she killed him as a last resort for saving her life. Could she had ran away, shouted, warned him ext. this will be a factor. Any unnecessary killing will result in murder. Just as unnecessary killing is unfair to the alleged perpetrator, so is her frame of seconds, terrified to death an unfair period for her to make a responsible decision which is legally correct and affective for her. The average person do not have a law degree to know what to do in that short moment. 2) No man deserve to die only because she gets a fright: Did he really deserve a death sentence. If he was very drunk and she could have defended herself since their might not be much holding him on his feet. If she shouted other people could have helped. Was he just an annoying drunk hitting on her who cannot find his zipper. If he was drunk would he be capable of raping her. Did he really try to rape her or was he just “stumbling” around giving her an unexpected fright. Was killing him really necessary for her to maintain her health or life? Arresting her with murder charges is correct.

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 19:20

      3) Prejudice: You cannot take sides before an outcome: where they fighting about something else and she stabbed him and now she claim rape? Then she is a murderer. Was it an accident and to avoid prosecution to play the self defence card. So no they should not just let her go as an innocent victim. 4) Moment of terror vs. the court: For a real victim the moment of terror can make it difficult to take your time and work out what the laws require. This is often unfair to victims since the court have months or years to determine right or wrong, the victim has seconds and very terrifying seconds as well. Thereby I can understand a woman’s behaviour to kill a guy when frightened or attract. Give her a fair change and understanding most of us might responded the same.

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 19:20

      5) Emotional women: often women go for the “of cause it was rape, why would she lie”, “men rape all the time. Good for her” The fact is today on this site was again a report of a woman killing her child and got 10 years, women kill and they do it very often as well. Women make accidents as well. If she is strong enough to kill him in an act of self defence, she is strong enough to kill him in an act of murder. Women are just as capable of lying, aggression or making accidents. If a mother can kill her child then a drunk woman can kill a man. Then men also often get drunk, get annoying, commit harassment to women, get aggressive and deserve a good kick in the but or legal action. but its extent does not qualify a death sentence unless her life is at risk and there is not any other way to resolve the matter or to get away. So let justice take its course no body can know if her actions were just or not.

      dumisiledee - 2012-05-16 07:51

      Stupid question Sibongile, would her screaming help her since everyone was drunk?

      LindiBleu - 2012-05-16 08:11

      I would not need help to take out a coward who considered me fair game. also, have the guys who feel that she used excessive force considered that if her other friends had come to her rescue, and the guy had gone free, the next time he considered rape he wouldve ensured that this time there would be no witnesses? when people are killed for cellphones or R10, we react in outrage. when a woman defends herself, mind you, she's also not quite sober - which means she could not gauge what excessive and adequate force might be - when she ensures that there is on less rapist on the street, there are those who think she should have tempered her strike? in another country maybe. Not in a country where rape is a daily scourge, that when you spend a life without being raped or had an attempt made on you, you consider yourseld blessed. @Sibongile, if she hadnt stabbed him, and a month later he had succeeded in raping someone, would you also have suggested the same? Or better still, if you had been in this woman's situation, knowing that more rapists get off than are convicted, would you have screamed for help?

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-16 09:18

      Many people here assume he was guilty on the grounds of her statement. There is nothing wrong in my opinion with a woman using all the force she can get during a brutal attack. It should be well in her right and I will defend that right. But killing a man by accident, as murder and then use the excuse that he tried to rape her should not take any consideration over and both any other possibilities unless it is obvious. If there are no signs of violence, torn cloths, witnesses to confirm what happened. Then the justice system should regard it as any other murder scene until her innocence can be established in a court of law. How can you assume he tried to rape if there is no physical contact, acts of resistance, cry for help. Killing a man because you don’t like the way he looks at you is not valid. If she had bruises, torn clothes or people see him hitting on her abnormally or having abnormal behavior to wards her or others. Then you can give her the benefit since there is reason to believe that she is telling the truth.. That there was a physical challenge taking place and need to act in self defense. But it still require investigation since other events could also be responsible for the evidence. For example she torn her own clothes the moment she realized what she did. The fact is there is no info provided for any of us to confirm that the measures to justify self defense. Only a court will determine if she is a victim or perpetrator.

      Thabiso - 2012-05-16 15:50

      You are right, instead of screaming for help she decides to kill her....typical drunkard way of thinking!!

      pearson.botha - 2012-05-17 10:07

      Sibongile, she didn't need to scream for help because she wasn't being raped. If you look at Kirsten's picture (the one who told you to "shut up") you will see a picture of a fat ugly chick who hates men. If I found robbers in my house and killed them I would still be charged with murder. According to Kirsten the law allows "previously disenfranchised" to kill indiscriminately. (dead people don't defend themselves in court). So marry a rich man, insure his life and then murder him. Once you call him a rapist the court will set you free and you will be rich

  • Jason - 2012-05-15 09:40

    all of us automatically assume she never just killed him. if he did try rape her than good for her.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-09-22 21:11

      Hy't sy "mes" in sy hand gehad

  • damonsb - 2012-05-15 09:59

    Moral of the story...Moenie mos met n Coloured Vrou

      Paul - 2012-05-15 15:35

      Especially one from the Western Cape...

      shereen.vanschoor - 2012-05-16 10:30

      Yep thats correct! LOL Honestly woman are just over being mistreated for CENTURIES already and who knows what this woman's circumstances are and what she's already been through in life. 1 in 5 (not sure if statistics have changed) get abused or raped in their lifetime.

      Thabiso - 2012-05-16 15:53

      Where does the article say she was coloured? because she is a drunkard?

      damonsb - 2012-05-21 13:38

      ok Thabisom,dont` mess with a woman...Happy now...lol

  • Johnny - 2012-05-15 10:01

    Good for her if this \man\ did try to rape her. But like all murders (self defense or not) the \justice\ system has to make sure she didn't kill him and cried rape for no good reason.

      Paul - 2012-05-15 15:36

      We should rename it from the Justice System to the USELESS system....

  • Regan - 2012-05-15 10:03

    give that woman a bells

      Antwahn - 2012-05-15 10:55

      Whisky -or whatever dop, is what caused this in the first place.

      Kim - 2012-05-15 17:14

      Actually no Antwahn, it was a man who couldn't control himself that caused this. Too many men always blame something or someone else for their shortcomings.

      Charles - 2012-05-16 08:33

      @Antwahn, your attitude make me sick. You are a pig. Moron.

  • Msika - 2012-05-15 10:08

    She probably used a Black object to stab him.

      Tefo Buccaneer Mokoena - 2012-05-15 14:22

      how's color got 2 do wth the murder object ? Unless u mean she is white

  • Sattva - 2012-05-15 10:10

    serves him right !

  • Pete - 2012-05-15 10:12

    toe is hy dood gesteek

      Lourens - 2012-05-16 01:56

      When I die - this would be the way: Doodgesteek.

  • Cornelius - 2012-05-15 10:22

    There is more to this story than the woman's confession. The truth will never be known. There were a lot of people in the vicinity, why didn't she just shout for help. More so, these people were drinking, it could had been a misunderstanding of drunkards

      Diana - 2012-05-15 11:04

      In any case if woman says no she must be left alone.

      Cornelius - 2012-05-15 11:15

      @ Siwela, the circumstances of the attempted rape make it difficult to trust the woman totally. At first we hear they were fighting for beer and after that the rape allegation comes after someone is dead. This woman will find it very hard in a court of law to prove her allegation. She might be right but I find it difficult to believe her. She might be a criminal herself. Yes, we have a problem of rapists in the country but not every allegation is true.

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 11:18

      Either way, it has to be investigated you cannot just take her word for it just like that and assume what she said was the full story. It is natural for any murderer to call it self defence until proven otherwise to claim innocence and a dead guy will not prove her wrong. She could thought he wanted to rape her while he had different intentions, she could just claim that since she needed a good reason for killing him on purpose or by accident. Who say he didn’t break her heart or that she was drunk to use proper judgement. Then finally he could really have tried to rape her and she really had to act out of self defence. Only a proper investigation will know whether she is victim or murderer. People who cheer her up might be cheering a murderer and not a victim until it was investigated.

  • Dipuo - 2012-05-15 10:26

    STEEK 'OM...ya ne! The RSA we live in. You rape, you pay...askies that it was with your life mara what's a lady to do when she says NO and you keep forcing yourself?? Self defense was her only option since our justice system is messed up!

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-05-15 10:33

    I would say that we should give this lady a Bells, but it appears that it was the Bells that might have caused the fight in the first place. Well done anyway!

  • jeslin.bekker - 2012-05-15 10:33

    Ag they probably wer flirting with each other allnight maybe even had a fling before. He then made a pass at some other woman there. She caught him alone they argued. Then she stabbed him. Thats how it really went down.

  • curbylee1 - 2012-05-15 10:43

    WHAT YOU SOW, YOU REAP.....

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-05-15 10:43

    So thats what booze does to one. I agree that she had the right to kill him, but it will be said in court that he was drunk and did not know what he was doing. Family friends dont drink and rape.

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-15 11:39

      Nobody should drink and rape Carolyn, drink isn't an excuse

      Kim - 2012-05-15 17:17

      Alcohol should never be an excuse for rape way too many men are still allowed to use that excuse though. No is no!!!

      LindiBleu - 2012-05-16 08:16

      er...actually they do. there are a lot of girls who are raped by family friends and/or family itself and it is hushed up.

      pearson.botha - 2012-05-17 10:29

      Family friends don't drink and rape?? Family friends don't drink and murder, actually. Let us indulge ourselves in some speculation here: let us speculate that the MURDERED victim had children. And let's speculate that the murdered victim supported those children. This is all speculation but in probability could be true. According to the majority of posters here, a woman is entitled to murder a breadwinner (in a house full of people) because; SHE SAYS that he attempted to rape her (in a house full of people?? WTF??!!) (Actually, the Police concocted the rape story to make their jobs easier, that is what they do.) Remember we are speculating here that the murdered victim was a breadwinner, we come to a conclusion that the posters on this page say that it is justified that children be deprived of a breadwinner because a woman accuses the breadwinner of rape. The general South African public has no sense of perspective. I have been accused of attempted rape. The majority of posters on these pages want me put to death. Regardless of the veracity of these accusations. The majority of posters on these pages want me murdered and my children orphaned and deprived of support and maintenance because somebody ACCUSED me of attempted rape. Very clever all of you

  • Manu - 2012-05-15 10:58

    I like how this article starts off with "A CT woman has reportedly killed a man ..." Reportedly? You use the word "reportedly", but you are the journalist who is doing the reporting. This must be the journalistic equivalent of speaking in the third person. lol But reading between the lines ... they were all drunk when this happened. A 38 yr old family friend chasing after a 49 yr old matron? You can be sure that alcohol was involved.

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 11:48

      It is correct to say reportedly even if you are a journalist and referring to an article in The Daily Voice, the journalist only used secondary information as it was reported in The Daily Voice. Thus using the term reportedly is quite correct.

      Manu - 2012-05-15 12:19

      Thanks marius, my bad. But it still feels strange to have journalists reporting on other journalist's reports.

      marius.dumas - 2012-05-15 13:34

      No problem, Yes I agree, I actually find it skimpy work to report on other peoples reports and not going out to do your own work.

  • songezo.kilani - 2012-05-15 11:33

    The president is nt going to be happy abt this dts 4 sure

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-15 12:12

    Rapist savage killed whilst on a drinking binge............... This is not an original format however is this an indication of the Drinking Culture in RSA ?? Sure is.................. A sad indictment on this society.

  • AntonKingsize - 2012-05-15 12:36

    If he indeed did try to rape her . . Perfect outcome . . Take a leaf out of her book ladies!

  • Preshen - 2012-05-15 12:38

    move it or loss it

  • Rhyno - 2012-05-15 12:41

    I think theres more to this story. If he did try to rape her, well done to her, but they were the only two in the bathroom and something completely different could have played out.

  • asandiswa - 2012-05-15 13:12

    if he rilly tried to rape her well done because they are taking advantage of women anyway only God knows

  • Maria - 2012-05-15 13:36

    They started arguing about his glass, then wanted to rape her - Hayi there is too much to this story, even if they say a dead man tells no story - Investigating officer pls do your JOB. I'm sorry Desiree.

      pearson.botha - 2012-05-17 10:38

      The investigating officer did do his job. The investigating office concocted the HIGHLY IMPROBABLE rape story. It's a very messy case, an argument about a drinking glass turns to murder. Once the police had concocted a rape story the case has a clear direction, there is MOTIVE, there is opportunity, reason and above all JUSTIFICATION. Once the rape angle is introduced the murderer has a defence and a female magistrate will probably dismiss the case as "justifiable homicide" and the murderer will walk off scott free on a defence constructed by the investigating officer

  • Thabang - 2012-05-15 13:52

    These people ar unbelievable,sympathy for the victim and the accused??they both got to be white neh?change the guy make him black nd still a family friend,then see which directions these comments made here would be going...nyc guys.usually not both parties(victim or not)get the benefit of doubt from the readers before the true facts ar uncovered...bt be black either way,nd you will get judgment immediately

  • Chris - 2012-05-15 13:56

    To me there is nothong wrong with self defence and i wish all the woman ca n have that strenth of this woman to defend themselve againgst this monsters maybe SA wil be a beter place without dis rapists. If posible kill him

  • jannie.beirowski - 2012-05-15 14:01

    They were at home with several others present. I presume the toilet is inside, or not far removed. If she shouted, or called for help while grabbling with the man, would he have been able, or had enough time to rape her? I think not and it sounds more like a getting revenge, or just continueing the argument they had. I agree rapists should be the losers, but this sounds very fishy to me.

  • damonsb - 2012-05-15 14:49

    The way these comments are ,shows just how much people rejoice in death

      Lucille - 2012-05-16 14:55

      NO ONE IS REJOICING IN DEATH BUT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST UNLAWFUL PEOPLE IS A VICTORY FOR US THAT ALWAYS SUFFER UNDER THE HANDS OF PERSONS LIKE THIS MAN

  • Gerrit - 2012-05-15 14:56

    I can just shake my head in amazement at the way the police handle investigations of this nature. On what basis is she being held in custody. The arrest can only be legal if there is a reasonable suspicion that an offence had been committed. The police spokesperson confirmed that the woman had acted in self -defence. That alone negates the lawfulness of the arrest, and is a ground for a civil claim.

      Rhyno - 2012-05-15 16:44

      Maybe the police know something you don't...

  • Kathleen - 2012-05-15 15:45

    Thank you for all you comments. Posted as if you were there. Posted as if you were an eye witness to the crime.

      Marina - 2012-05-16 09:11

      You were obviously there and witnessed the incident. Why don't tell us what happened so that we can all be well informed.

  • Joe - 2012-05-15 16:21

    choose your company

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-05-15 16:25

    you can choose your friends , but you cant choose your family

  • Chrissie - 2012-05-15 16:39

    You go girl!!!! If all women could just get the change to do it then maybe there will be less rapes?? But he was only 1 normally they come in groups to rape how cowardly!

  • Daniel - 2012-05-15 17:21

    Unfortunate - rapists wait for women to be comprimised most often by alcohol, she's done the world a favour

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-05-15 18:15

    whoooow what a gud job well done gal 2give this bastard a leson

  • Aristar - 2012-05-15 18:25

    Good for her. If every woman reacted to rape like this then there would be a fewer rapes. Personally I think EVERY rapist should be castrated and then made to work on the streets, cleaning up murder scenes.

  • ramosa61 - 2012-05-15 18:29

    Vae! Puto raptor raptus est! Mercedes aptas recepit.

  • Gregory - 2012-05-15 18:29

    Seems suspicious several others where in the house they argued over liqour. He was a family friend.Was it necessary to kill him? Could she not of screamed for help ? Does this dude have a history of sexual deviance ? I will never condone rape, perhaps he got what he deserved, but a aggressive liquored up women is a dangerous thing. It somehow doesn't make sense that he grew up with her and a family friend would suddenly decide to rape her. If he has a history of sexual misconduct it will be understandable, if not, I wonder if he wasn't perhaps trying to retrieve his liquor she helped herself too.

  • neels.swart.7 - 2012-05-15 19:22

    I don't believe this story she is lying,

      Lucille - 2012-05-16 14:59

      OF CAUSE YOU WILL YOU ARE A MAN

  • Rob - 2012-05-15 19:25

    Even if 'booze' was involved - Rape/Attempted rape should be the subject of the 'death penalty' - Innocent until proven guilty - but also no smoke without fire.. If the story as reported is true, well done to the lady - no prolonged court cases, bail, waste of tax payers money etc... 'The truth shall set you free'..... Still however, more questions than answers...