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GRAPHIC WARNING: 93 year-old woman raped, dies from injuries


POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 2:00pm

A 93 year-old Nebraska woman died last Wednesday night after being assaulted and brutally raped last Sunday.

A 19 year-old man has been charged in the attack, police say murder charges will likely be added.

The woman's neighbors say they are in shock, Melina Matthes spoke to some of them.

19 year-old Sergio Perez is being held without bond in jail. Police say he went into a residence, where a 90 year-old woman was sleeping and he attacked and raped her.

Neighbor, Zachary Tiller stated, "I honestly don't know what to think about that, that's... I mean, it's shocking, it's disgusting, it's sickening."

Police say the woman's daughter heard her mom crying out for help, when she ran into the bedroom she found Perez passed out, lying on top of her mother.

Omaha Police Ofc. James Shade, "Fortunately, her daughter was able to be there and kind of help her out in that situation, intervene a little bit."

Officers say when they entered the bedroom they saw obvious signs of assault and found the 90 year-old woman covered in blood.

Zachary Tiller, "I think that's terrible. What if that was my mom, my sister, my aunt, my grandmother."

Perez claims he was at a party earlier in the evening and claims a woman slapped him and he left angry.

Zachary Tiller, "No matter what his excuse, there's no excuse and the age difference it's shocking."

The woman's granddaughter says she's had a hard time coming to grips with the crime because it seems so "brutal and senseless."

The Douglas County Attorney said the suspect faces up to 120 years if convicted on all charges.

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