A MAN who allegedly tied his ex-spouse to the mattress with Christmas lights removed his authorized workforce so he may quiz her face-to-face in courtroom.
Trevor Summers is accused of kidnapping mother-of-5 Alisa Mathewson in Florida in 2017.
Summers allegedly attacked Mathewson in her bed room and held her captive for two days, Fox 13 reported.
He allegedly used Christmas lights to tie Mathewson to the mattress rails earlier than sexually assaulting her.
Mathewson revealed in courtroom that the ache was “unbelievable”.
Summers allegedly suffocated Mathewson with a pillow earlier than placing her physique into his SUV.
In the course of the trial in Tampa, Decide Christopher Sabella allowed Summers, who not too long ago dropped his authorized workforce, to quiz Mathewson.
He questioned her concerning the scarves’ colours that he allegedly used to tie her to the mattress with.
Mathewson hit again, telling the courtroom: “I do know these are the colours since you used them to tie me up after the wrestle, so I do know what colours they had been.”
Summers additionally quizzed Mathewson on the sexual assault allegations.
Mathewson instructed the courtroom: “You broke into my residence in the course of the evening… attacked me and tied me up.”
She claimed: “Sure you threatened me to have intercourse with you. You raped me!”
Summers requested: “So that you’re calling it rape?”.
His alleged sufferer replied: “It’s. That’s the definition of rape to return into somebody’s residence and assault them and tie them up after which have intercourse with them. That’s the definition of rape!”
Summers reportedly tricked their daughter Arden, 14, to go away a window open so he may enter Mathewson’s residence on 11 March 2017, prosecutors claimed.
Mathewson was reportedly ambushed at 3am that morning.
She claimed that she observed a darkish determine in her bed room earlier than the alleged assault occurred, The Day by day Beast reported.
Mathewson recalled: “I began to scream, ‘Who’s in my room? Who’s in my home.”
She mentioned that two of her youthful children had been within the room with her on the time.
Assistant State Legal professional Jennifer Johnson claimed: He [Summers] is standing over the mattress, takes the pillow, and pushes it down on her face.”
Johnson mentioned that Mathewson misplaced consciousness after being smothered.
‘SCREAMS FOR HELP’
Prosecutors then claimed Summers put Mathewson’s physique into his automotive and drove in direction of a marina.
They stopped at a Walgreens retailer the place an worker heard Mathewson’s loud screams.
The staffer, who hasn’t been named, mentioned Mathewson was screaming “Assist! Assist! Name the Police.”
Summers then took her to a street in rural Florida the place he lower her wrists, prosecutors claimed.
The shop employee claimed Summers drove them to a so-referred to as secure home earlier than he reportedly penned a confession letter.
He reportedly tried to strangle Mathewson with a rope earlier than all of a sudden noticing a police automotive.
Johnson claimed Summers then tried to chop his neck with a razor blade.
Mathewson instructed the courtroom that she can not consider she remains to be alive.
Summers faces a slew of prices together with two counts of tried homicide, sexual battery, and kidnapping.