07-25-2007, 06:07 AM #1
CT - Confrontation in Court
Confrontation In Court
Victim Challenges Her Attacker As He Is Sentenced
DANIELSON - Standing in court Tuesday, just feet from the truck driver who kidnapped, raped and threatened to kill her, his 31-year-old victim demanded that he look at her before he begins serving 30 years in prison for the crime.
"I am a human being," the Ashford woman told Thomas E. Hooks in an unwavering voice. "You have made me afraid of nothing, but you made my family afraid of everything. I will never think of you again after today, but I assure you, you will think of me for the rest of your life."
As Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina sentenced Hook, 51, of Florida, to 30 years in prison for kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, prosecutors said he probably will be charged in a similar attack in Maryland, where authorities matched his DNA in a rape case.
~much more at link, including how this sicko tricked women into stopping to help him~
07-25-2007, 06:27 AM #2Former Member
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Good for her, it took guts to face him in court like that.
I see he trotted out the usual platitudes about finding God.
07-25-2007, 06:31 AM #3
It really did take courage and I hope she feels better after her chance to confront him. I will bet she was sickened by his words.
It's scary that it is that easy to trick women into stopping to help and I wonder if he is responsible for any missing women along his route.
07-25-2007, 11:22 AM #4Registered User
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I am very proud of this lady!
She is very lucky to of lived thru her ordeal.
May he rot in hell!!!!!!!
07-25-2007, 11:26 AM #5Former Member
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What incredible courage this woman has!! Good for her!!
07-25-2007, 11:44 AM #6Former Member
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What a monster. I wonder how many other victims are out there?
Is the justice system learning anything about releasing these predators from prison? They need to stay there for life.
07-25-2007, 01:21 PM #7
Good for her! I hope both of her predictions come true, that she never thinks of him again and that he can't stop thinking about her.Just thinkin' out loud....
07-25-2007, 01:25 PM #8
I'll bet there are many more victims out there. Wonder how many are dead and reported missing?
I'm proud of the victim. I hope it did her good to confront this scum in court.
07-25-2007, 01:54 PM #9Former Member
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For the victim...
A brave lady!
07-25-2007, 02:00 PM #10
At the trial of one of my pen pals, his victim flipped him a bird while staring him straight in the face. It was many years after his crime to her, and he had already gone through the not caring part (drugs numbed him, I assume) and really did feel remorse... but he said when she did that, he had to work really hard to hide his smile because he felt that she must have worked through the fear he realized he caused her, and at that moment, he felt she was going to be alright. He was worried she'd misinterpret the smile as something bad, when it really was his pleasure that she was not still in fear.
This lady is right - he won't forget her. Especially if the crime is still new and he still feels like what he did doesn't matter. She stuck one in - good for her!FUN... is a renewable resource!
07-25-2007, 02:15 PM #11
A year or so ago I was looking into the mysterious disappearance of a number of women (some as young as 17 or 18) in the Vermont and NH area. There are quite a few, and most especially in 2004. They are all UNSOLVED. Some they found their cars along-side the road or even in rest stops, the victim gone without a trace.
This website has a couple of the more well known cases.
IMO, it would behoove each of the eastern states to form some sort of a task force, maybe FBI, just a couple of LE, collect these files from the various states, since this guy was 'free,' track his whereabouts during each of these mysterious disappearances, and see if they can connect the dots.
I had all kinds of maps etc before, but have lost all the information in a computer crash. But it was extensive and it was obvious there was most likely a 'mobile' serial killer at large. Many of the disappearances were somewhat similar.
Hope LE doesn't just let it go. The families of these vicitms need answers. They need closure. They need to know what happened to their loved ones.
PS....I also believe there's a series of disappearances in Mass, but I think they're younger girls, teenagers. All from cities starting with the letter W....fran
PPS.....I'm glad this woman was able to have the last word with this convicted POS.
PPPs.....here's another article of East Coast 'unsolved,' http://www.boston.com/news/local/ver...lley_killings/
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