Roxana Ruiz, an indigenous woman from Mexico, received a six-year and-two-month prison term for killing the man who had raped her.
After strangling the intruder who threatened and raped her in her home and broke into her house, Roxana was sentenced to prison for “excessive use of self-defense.”
While acknowledging that the 23-year-old was a victim of rape, the State of Mexico court reported that they thought “a blow to the head” would have been sufficient to defend her.
According to reports, the mother of one was detained by police in May 2021 after she was seen attempting to drag a bag containing the chopped-up remains of her attacker.
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She saw the man stranded on the street and offered him a place to stay, which put him in the terrifying situation.
“It was either my life or his life,” the woman said. She stated, “I only wanted to defend my life from a rapist,” adding that she acted out of fear.
The man was raped by her when she woke up in the middle of the night, the court heard.
She struck him in the face, bleeding him from the nose.
She took a T-shirt and used it to strangle him to death while he was preoccupied.
“Justice makes me sad and disappointed. In the municipality of Nezahualcóyotl, one of the largest in Mexico, Ruiz told the media outside the court: “If I hadn’t defended myself, I would have died.