Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles.
“The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way,” said police investigator Evan Delp.
Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant’s desk and told him as calm as could be: “Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God.”
Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.
The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas’ testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. “The one guy, Thomas, didn’t lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won’t be using it the way he used to,” Detective Delp told reporters. “Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they’re just happy to be alive after what they’ve been through.”
The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row. “When I saw the look on my Debbie’s face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself ‘cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,”’ recalled the retired library worker. ” And I wasn’t scared of them, either - because I’ve got me a gun and I’ve been shooting’ all my life. And I wasn’t dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one.”
So, using a police artist’s sketch of the suspects and Debbie’s description of the sickos, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighbourhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.
“I knew it was them the minute I saw ‘em, but I shot a picture of ‘em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them,” the oldster recalled…
“So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door, and the minute the big one opened the door, I shot ‘em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt ‘em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.”
Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny.. “What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison,” Det. Delp said, “especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.”
No mercy for rapists.
"It is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison,” Det. Delp said, “especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.” OH MY GOD
David Wise was convicted of drugging and raping his then-wife several times during a three-year period. He faced up to 120 years in prison until an Indianapolis judge sentenced him to just eight years of home detention on May 16.
Mandy Boardman, 36, who has spoken publicly about what she feels is far too lenient of a sentence for her ex-husband, told the Indianapolis Star that she once woke up with half a pill dissolved in her mouth; that she was often inexplicably sleepy; and that she sometimes woke with the feeling that something was wrong with her body. Then, in 2008, she found three sex tapes of her and Wise, now 52, recorded on his phone. She said she remembers none of those sexual encounters.
Boardman’s allegations in 2011 launched a three-year investigation into the matter that concluded on Friday. Wise, who was convicted of one count of rape and five counts of criminal deviate conduct, was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison, but during the same hearing, Judge Kurt Eisgruber decided to suspend 12 years of the sentence and said Wise could spend the remaining eight years at home under GPS surveillance.
Boardman, who has since remarried, is unsatisfied with her ex-husband’s punishment, to say the least. She told the Indianapolis Star that he harassed her after their divorce and once threatened to kill her then-fiancée. Boardman is now worried Wise will fight for visitation rights with their two children, and she remains concerned for her own safety.
"He will continue to harass me and cause me as much pain in my life as he can," Boardman, who was married to Wise for 12 years, told the Indianapolis Star.
Boardman is also upset with a comment the the judge made as he delivered Wise’s sentence. Eisgruber asked her to forgive her ex-husband, and the judge later told the Los Angeles Times that he was trying to help Boardman get past her emotional pain.
Wise spent a total of 24 days in jail before his sentencing and never admitted to sexually assaulting his ex-wife. He did admit to having the videos on his phone, though, and reportedly said he had drugged his wife because it “made her nicer.”