The man accused of killing Sydney Sutherland reportedly rammed her with his truck before loading her body onto the vehicle, driving to another location where he raped and buried her.
The new details about the Arkansas woman’s senseless, brutal murder raise possible questions about whether the 25-year-old woman was alive or conscious while she was being sexually assaulted.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Sutherland’s confessed killer Quake Lewellyn, 28, was charged with multiple counts, including murder, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. Lewellyn reportedly knew who Sutherland was, as the two went to high school together, but a motive for the seemingly random attack on an August afternoon remains unclear.
According to an affidavit obtained by the Arkansas Democratic Gazette, Lewellyn told police the sequence of events, but the report does not clarify at what point Sutherland is believed to have died. Her body was found over 2 miles from where Lewellyn is believed to have hit her with his pickup truck. A medical examiner determined that she died of multiple blunt force injuries.
The victim’s mother Maggie Sutherland told The Sun that she hopes Llewellyn is given the death penalty.
“He was very cruel to do what he did and the way that he did it,” the grieving mother said.
“To me, he deserves the death penalty, he is a monster, an evil monster. She did not deserve any of that.”
As KATV reports, Llewellyn pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is next due in court in February.
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