Weeping softly and gasping, a 43-year-old Brazilian woman told a Bucks County jury yesterday about the frightful day two years ago when she was repeatedly raped and her boyfriend was killed after an armed man sneaked into their car outside a Crescentville club.
The woman told jurors at Omar Sharif Cash's trial on homicide and rape charges that at one point during the ordeal, she thought Cash "was going to kill me. I had no doubt he was going to kill me."
"He is not a human being," she said in Portuguese, which was translated to the jury.
It was about 3:30 a.m. May 11, 2008, when she and her boyfriend, Edgar Rosas-Gutierrez, 32, left Jalapeño Joe's club on Castor Avenue near Wyoming.
After they got to Rosas-Gutierrez's car, a gunman sneaked into the car and yelled at her boyfriend to drive away, the woman said.
When they were on Roosevelt Boulevard, the gunman ordered her to climb into the back with him, she said.
"He took my head. He made me put my mouth on his penis," she testified, breathing heavily. "He made me. He made me."
Cash - whom the woman identified in court yesterday as the gunman - then raped her vaginally, she said.
In the parking lot of a Trevose hotel, Cash, 28, took money from her boyfriend's wallet and she got into the front passenger's seat, the woman said. Cash then ordered her boyfriend to drive again, she said.
A short while later, they stopped in a wooded area on a ramp from Route 1 onto Street Road in Bensalem and Cash ordered her boyfriend out of the car, she said. "I recall hearing a shot," she told jurors.
Cash returned to the car; her boyfriend did not, she said. She didn't find out until after her ordeal, though, that her boyfriend was dead.
Cash then drove the car away with the radio on. "He was singing and dancing," the woman said.
Later, in a parking lot, Cash forced her out of the car and onto the hood, where he raped her, she said.
She then tried running into a building, screaming for help, only to be pulled back into the car by Cash, she said.
Cash then drove to a Comfort Inn in Lawrenceville, N.J., where he got a room at 5:37 a.m., according to prosecutors.
The woman said Cash forced her into the shower with him and then raped her on the hotel-room bed.
"I didn't want to go through this in my life," she said. "Ever. This person is not a human being."
The nightmare ended when she escaped from Cash as they went to a vending machine shortly after. She ran out of the hotel, with Cash chasing her, she said, and then back into the hotel and jumped over the front counter, screaming to the clerk to call 9-1-1.