Skip to comments.Woman, 84, raped; husband, 93, savagely beaten inside home
Posted on 08/10/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - An elderly couple is recovering Tuesday after they were brutally beaten inside their south Kansas City home.
The woman was also raped, according to a police report.
Tony L. Putman, 18, of Kansas City was charged with six felonies Tuesday afternoon. The charges include one count of rape and two counts of robbery.
The couple's ordeal began about 1:30 p.m. Monday when a man broke into their home near 73rd Street and Campbell Avenue. Entry was gained through a basement window, which was broken.
The 93-year-old man was home alone when the suspect began to ransack the house and attacked him, police said.
Putman hit the man in the face and bound him with belts, according to court documents.
In the meantime, the man's 84-year-old wife came home. She had been at the bank where she had gotten $400.
Police said the woman came into the house and heard her husband moaning.
"She went upstairs to check on him and she met his attacker," according to court documents. "He bound her hands and demanded money. She gave him $5."
After forcing the woman upstairs, the man took $400 from her she had just received from the bank. He then raped her, according to court documents. Putman allegedly also stole jewelry from the home.
After the 93-year-old man broke free, he discovered his wife crumpled in a heap on the floor.
"You see all that stuff in the news and then the next thing you know it happens to your family," said Chris Garcia, who is married to the couple's daughter. "It's just a horrible thing that someone would do something like that to two elderly people."
After receiving a description of the stolen vehicle, police kept an eye out for it. Just before 3 p.m., police became involved in a short chase with the driver. Three people inside the car were taken into custody but ultimately not charged.
"I did it all," Putman allegedly told police when he was taken into custody. "They had nothing to do with anything."
Putman cut his arm while breaking in and blood evidence was obtained at the scene, according to court documents.
At police headquarters, Putman denied being at the couple's home. He said his mother gave him the jewelry and he found the stolen car at 74th Street and Troost Avenue.
Putman claimed he injured his wrist while wrestling with a cousin.
His mother denied giving him the jewelry and his cousin denied injuring him while wresting. One of those in the car with Putman had $362 in cash on him when he was arrested, but said his mother gave it to him.
"We're just lucky that they were able to catch up to those people before they did any harm to anybody else," Garcia said.
The couple was treated at an area hospital and released Monday night.
Prosecutors are seeking a $200,000 bond. A judge has not set bond yet.
Tony L. Putman, 18, of Kansas City
It happened a few months ago to a sweet old elderly Tulsa Couple...
F**ing dirty animal. He shouldn’t be allowed to live.
I cant bear to read the article. This is just SICK!!!! Animals like this should be put down in the public square the day their fair trial has come to its obvious conclusion.
Another one of 0bama’s sons.
Simple words cannot adequately express the anger I feel after reading that story. Only an “animal” with no moral compass, compassion, or value of human life/dignity would do this. This world would be better off without him.
One of Eric Holder’s people who deserves to be hanged from the nearest tree.
Perhaps Mr. and Mrs. Garcia will now buy her parents a Glock for protection, or move them into their home. The elderly in our family are armed to the teeth and would not hesitate to shoot.
Hasidic Jews? Amish?
A whole new book about Barry’s boys:
Where’s Obama’s statement? Holder’s?
Will the KC Star keep mentioning this ala Zimmerman/Martin to make sure the story stays in the public view?
Chat? You moved a headline story to Chat? I can only imagine why.
Look. If the subject matter offends you or is too controversial for this forum, then do what you ususally do...
“No Thanks” it.
Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama Asshole: “ I wish I had a son just like Tony!! He embodies what the black dream is in America. To kill and rob white people!! That’s what I’m doing here in Washington. Tony and I are a great team! Together we can put you white suckers in your place,...broke, jobless and if we’re lucky, dead!”
This is why I’ve been telling Mrs TZ she needs to get her carry permit sooner than later.
I’ve had one for years,but I’m not around a lot.
Seriously why was this story moved to chat???? This is a stunt You Tube would pull.
One of the hardest things to learn is that some things and some people simply cannot be fixed.
If left in place, they can be counted on to continually cause great harm or damage far beyond their worth, so the best thing to do is remove them entirely.
The bar should be set reasonably high, but Putzman has easily met that standard.
Can't wait to hear from Al & Jessie.
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