Family, Friends in Shock After 93 Woman Dies From Attack, Rape
Omaha, NE- Friends and family will gather at Johnston Mortuary Friday for 93 year old Lousie Sollowin's visitation. Tonight Sollowin's son and the entire neighborhood is stunned and saddened that a crime so vicious could happen, to someone so defenseless.
"It breaks my heart- I hate to think that was the last thing that went through my mother's mind," Joe Sollowin said.
Sollowin says the last time he spoke with his mother was Saturday night on the phone.
"My older sister was reading her a book. It was great. Mom just sounded great. She was cheerful she was happy," he said.
Sunday morning, the 93 year old great grandmother was found beaten and raped Sunday morning. She died Wednesday night.
Her friends in little Italy are still stunned.
"You live so long and you have somebody that comes in like that and just destroys your whole soul," said local business owner Allfie Cascio.
Police say 19 year old Sergio Martinez Perez was found on top of her. Neighbors said they'd never seen Perez, until now.
"I went with my phone and I showed my neighbors and asked if they had seen this guy before. Many of them were Hispanic neighbors, and it seems like none of them have seen him," neighbor Giri Mohanan said.
Police say 19 year old Sergio Martinez Perez was found on top of her. Neighbors said they'd never seen Perez, until now. Authorities say Perez was an illegal immigrant and had only been in Omaha a short time. He has a hearing scheduled in a couple of weeks. As for Joe Sollowin, he waits for justice.
"I hope he gets the electric chair, and I want to be there. Actually, I wish he had more than that. I hope he gets a beating way before then," he said.