A nightmarish scenario played out in Madison, Wisconsin on Feb. 23 when three burglars repeatedly raped a woman who was six months pregnant in a horrifying home invasion.
The Wisconsin woman and her husband were awoken around 5 am by three assailants, who charged into their bedroom with weapons brandished.
“Someone’s gonna die tonight!” one of the robbers threatened as they entered the room. One of the attackers yanked the male victim from the bed and viciously beat him. According to an Associated Press report, the female victim pleaded that she was pregnant and told the robbers that they could take whatever they wanted.
But another burglar dragged her from the bed and into the hallway, pointed a gun at her stomach and grunted, “You’re going to die tonight.” She then had to allegedly endure all three men raping her, with one forcing her to commit oral sex during the attack.
The suspects stole electronics, credit cards and their wedding rings while they stuffed the bloodied couple in the house laundry room before fleeing the scene.
“In my 27-plus years of policing in Madison, this is probably one of the most disturbing and heinous crimes I have ever seen,” interim Madison police Chief Randy Gaber said in a press conference announcing the arrest of all six involved in the crime on Monday. In addition to the three men who broke into the home, three were arrested for their roles in assisting the crime. The six suspects charged are African-American — five are male, and one is a female who helped plan the crime, but did not participate in the actual home invasion.
Shockingly enough, the assailants are thought to have to targeted the wrong house in the home invasion — they were planning on robbing a man carrying large sums of cash in the same neighborhood, but went to a different home instead.
Michon A. Thomas, Eric D. Bass and Kristopher J. Hughes all face robbery and sexual assault charges for their role in the home invasion. DeAndrae L. Mayweathers Jr., alleged to be the getaway driver, was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and two others were charged for helping to plan and facilitate the crime.