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White Mother-of-Two Shot Dead as She Flees Black Kidnapper Who Tried to Rape Her


You may recall the story of Ana Charle, the white social worker killed and possibly raped by one of her former patients. Ana ran a facility for the homeless, and usually parked her car a couple blocks away. She was accosted by a former patient at this point, stripped naked, and possibly raped.

When she broke free from his imprisonment, naked and terrified, he allegedly shot her in the temple, cheek, and chest.

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After the attack, which took place in Bullard Avenue, in New York’s Bronx district, the gunman returned to her car, put his clothes back on and walked away.

Convicted murderer West Spruill, 39, who had lived at the shelter until January, was later arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

“They hear nothing but the shots,” a police official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a continuing investigation, said of the accounts provided by witnesses, several of whom had dialed 911.

“It is fairly close range,” he told the New York Times. “This is as bad a homicide as I’ve seen.”

Ms. Charle, who had bullet wounds to her temple, cheek and chest, was pronounced dead in hospital.

An autopsy is being carried out to determine whether she was raped.

Ms. Charle, from Barcelona in Spain, had two daughters, aged nine and 11.

Officials with the city’s Department of Homeless Services said Ms Charle had worked at New York non-profit homeless organisation Project Renewal for four years and was appointed director at the Bronx shelter in October 2013, about three months before it opened.

The tragic loss of her young life is devastating. To think how scared she must have been, running away naked from a terrifying, armed man is the stuff of nightmares. She had two young daughters who will never get to have their mother hold their children, to help them get ready for dates, or even to simply make them toast in the morning. The man who took her life deserves punishment for his heinous crimes. His actions will carry a heavy consequence both now and in the afterlife.

H/T: Mirror

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, on Facebook, or email the author at

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