Annie Golightly, a singer and horsewoman who was the lone woman to ride with 30 cowboys on a six-month cattle drive from Texas to Montana, has died.
After Jeffrey Allan Maxwell was sentenced to life in prison for torturing his ex-neighbor, the victim teared and said, “It’s a miracle that I am alive.”
Jurors will decide the fate of Jeffrey Maxwell today, the man convicted of kidnapping, torturing and sexually assaulting a 62-year-old woman.
The punishment phase is starting in the trial of a North Texas man who kidnapped his ex-neighbor and held her captive for nearly two weeks.
The North Texas man accused of abducting his former neighbor and raping her on a deer-skinning device has been found guilty.
The state rested in the Texas trial of a man accused of raping his former neighbor on a deer-skinning device and chaining her to a bed after kidnapping her.
Jeffrey Maxwell said he had sexual fantasies about bondage but couldn’t explain why he kidnapped his ex-neighbor, sexually assaulted her on a deer-skinning device and chained her to a bed, according to videotaped interviews with law enforcement officers played at his trial Friday.
A Texas man said he never planned to kill his former neighbor and thought about freeing her after he kidnapped and sexually assaulted her, according to his audio-recorded interview with investigators that was played at his trial.
When her legs were chained to a bed, as she was locked in a nearly airtight wooden box, and while she was tortured on a deer-skinning device, a North Texas woman says she never stopped praying.
The Texas woman, who authorities said was kidnapped and tortured for nearly two weeks by her former neighbor, took the stand in his trial on Wednesday.
Searching Jeffrey Allan Maxwell’s house last March, authorities found a deer-skinning device, whips, bloodstained sheets, chains, handcuffs, ankle restraints and sex toys.
Nearly a year after authorities rescued a missing North Texas woman from a “house of horrors,” her former neighbor is going on trial.