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Beaten to the brink of death: Family of woman attacked at Walmart speaks out

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Beaten to the brink of death: Family of woman attacked at Walmart speaks out

CREATED Oct. 29, 2012

Reporter: Marcelino Benito

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The blitz attack outside the Walmart on 1st and Wetmore changed a family's life forever -- now that family is speaking out to 9OYS.

"It's like ripping your guts out," said the victim's son. "You ask yourself questions like why, how could it happen right in front of a Walmart with people everywhere and she just steps in to buy some stuff on a Sunday night."

Two weeks since that Sunday night, the attacker and his driver are still out there. It's why the victim's children and son-in-law won't show their faces. But they do want the public to hear what happened to their mother on a normal trip to Walmart.

"To beat someone half to death and drag them 100 yards is beyond comprehension," the victim's son said. 

One of the men police are looking for beat the victim in the head with his handgun. The injuries were so severe that it took almost two weeks for the victim to even wake up again. She still can't move her right arm and is only now starting to eat again.

"She's going to have to live with this for the rest of her life," the victim's daughter said. "She'll be constantly reminded of what happened that night because of this attack."

The attack happened just days before the victim's daughter was set to get married, but what happened in this parking lot changed everything.

"The last two weeks have been like you're trapped in your own living nightmare and you can't get out," she said.

The family tells 9OYS the only way out of the nightmare is justice and finding those responsible. That's where they hope the public can help. They want everyone to take another good look at these pictures.

"They're animals," the victim's daughter said. "They don't belong on the streets."

They said the key to bringing down the crooks is in those images.

"The guy needs to be caught," the victim's son-in-law said. "If he did this to my mother-in-law, he could do it again to anybody's sister, daughter, wife. The guy needs to be taken off the streets."

Tucson Police tell 9OYS the case is still under investigation. If you have any information that can help police, call 911 or 88-crime.

If you want to help the victim's family with medical costs, they've set up an on-line donation fund. Click here to donate.

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