Sunday, February 19, 2006


Houston man gets 30 years in woman’s branding

`A former Houston school bus driver showed no reaction today when a Harris County jury sentenced him to 30 years in prison for raping his former girlfriend and branding his initials into her buttocks with a hot wire coat hanger. [..]

The victim testified that Reed raped her vaginally, anally and orally at knifepoint after becoming enraged with her during a discussion about his financial worries last year. She said he then heated up a wire coat hanger on a stove burner and used it to burn his initials into her buttocks before urinating on her head.

The jury rejected Reed’s claims that woman’s burns occurred during consensual sex play and bondage. He testified that the woman had branded her own initials on his skin as well, but prosecutors argued that Reed’s burns were self-inflicted.’

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