Roxana Ruiz, an indigenous woman from Mexico, was sentenced to six years and two months in prison for the murder of her rapist.
Roxana was sentenced to prison for “excessive use of self-defence” after strangling the man who stormed into her home and threatened and raped her.
According to a State of Mexico judge, while they knew she was a rape victim, they assumed “a blow on the head” would have sufficed to defend the 23-year-old.
According to reports, the mother-of-one was caught in May 2021 after being seen attempting to drag a bag containing her attacker’s chopped-up body parts.
We learned that she got into the terrible position after seeing the man stranded on the street and provided him a room.
“It was either my life or his life,” the woman explained. “I only wanted to defend my life from a rapist,” she stated, explaining that she behaved in panic.
The court heard how she awoke in the middle of the night to find the man raping her in her bed She smacked him across the face and gave him a nosebleed.
While he was distracted, she took a T-shirt and strangled him to death.
“I’m sad and disappointed in justice.” “I would have died if I hadn’t defended myself,” Ruiz told the journalists outside the court in the town of Nezahualcóyotl, one of Mexico’s most deadly for women.