A person accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-wife while holding her hostage for 2 days throughout a marketing campaign of abuse has sensationally cross-examined her at his personal trial.
Trevor Steven Summers, 45, who represented himself at courtroom in Hillsborough County, Florida, fired a collection of questions at his former partner Alisa Mathewson – who’s accusing him of violence and sexual assault.
The ex-wife claims that Summers, with who she shares 5 kids, ambushed her in her sleep and raped her after breaking into her dwelling on March 11, 2017.
Among different prices, Summers is going through two counts of tried first-degree homicide – for allegedly smothering his ex-wife with a pillow till she was knocked out, and strangling her with a rope.
She was bodily abused over the course of two days when he kidnapped her, she claims. The couple lived in several properties – since they have been estranged and within the course of of divorcing on the time.
Three of their kids have been asleep in the home on the time, and their eldest daughter, who was 14, is about to testify that her father tricked her into leaving a window open. This was Summers’ alleged entry level.
Alisa Mathewson held again her feelings while within the witness field at her husband’s trial. She was assaulted and bodily abused over the course of two days when he kidnapped her, she claims
DEFENDING HIMSELF: Trevor Steven Summers, 45, who represented himself on the courtroom in Hillsborough County, Florida, fired a collection of questions at his former partner Alisa Mathewson – who’s accusing him of violence and sexual assault
Trevor Steven Summers and his ex-wife in a photograph posted to social media in July 2016. he’s going through trial for 2 counts of tried first-degree homicide
During the cross examination, Summers requested Mathewson in the event that they ever used scarves throughout their sexual exercise – since this was how she alleges he tied her up throughout the rape and assault he faces trial for. The duo share 5 kids collectively
On Wednesday, the alleged rapist made a plea to Judge Christopher C. Sabella throughout the morning break to signify himself throughout the latter half of the trial – when his protection attorneys would sometimes be cross inspecting the sufferer.
The choose warned that he didn’t take into account this a ‘smart’ choice – however finally conceded to the request. He stated Summers couldn’t strategy her while she was on the stand, stories Law and Crime.
When requested by her ‘abusive’ ex-husband if he compelled her to have intercourse with him, Mathewson instructed the courtroom: ‘You broke into my dwelling within the center of the night time once I was sleeping, attacked me, and tied me up!’
‘I take that as sure, you threatened me to have intercourse with you! Yes!’
Holding again her feelings, the ex-wife added: ‘Prior to having intercourse, you probably did push me, you probably did maintain me down, you probably did tie me up, you probably did assault me, and you probably did break into my dwelling once I was sleeping! You raped me!’
The defendant then requested: ‘So you are calling it rape?’
She responded: ‘It is. That is the definition of rape to return into somebody’s dwelling and assault them and tie them up and then have intercourse with them! That is the definition of rape.’
After coming into the home, Summers despatched the youngsters to his personal property and proceeded to tie Summers up by her wrists and ankles utilizing scarves – earlier than placing a sock in her mouth and wrapping her complete physique in nylon rope, she claims.
Court heard that he then used Christmas lights to tie her to the mattress body.
The ex-husband then allegedly tried to kill her by smothering her with a pillow till she lost consciousness.
During the cross examination, Summers requested Mathewson in the event that they ever used scarves throughout their sexual exercise – since this was how she alleges he tied her up throughout the rape and assault he faces trial for.
She responded: ‘I don’t recall a single occasion. I don’t recall any.’
Trevor Steven Summers’ mugshot. A slash might be seen on his neck. Summers allegedly took a razor blade began slitting his personal throat, saying: ‘This is what love is. I’m laying my life down for you. You don’t deserve this’ throughout the kidnapping
Pictured: Alisa’s darkish blue Saturn Outlook, which she was stated to have been bundled into throughout the kidnapping. She briefly tried to flee throughout a cease at a Walgreens, the place an worker testified that he witnessed the ordeal and known as 911
Mathewson instructed the jury on the trial: ‘You broke into my dwelling within the center of the night time once I was sleeping, attacked me, and tied me up!’
At the time of the alleged assault, the couple lived in several properties – since they have been estranged and and within the course of of divorcing
During the horrifying two-day ordeal in 2017, screaming Mathewson was hogtied and compelled right into a automobile, while her ex-husband drove via a number of counties, the trial heard.
At one level, she says she tried to flee while he stopped at a Walgreens car parking zone, however he compelled her again into the automobile and sliced one of her wrists as punishment.
A Walgreens worker witnessed the ordeal and known as 911 on the time.
The ex-wife claims he took her to a subject in Manatee County, Florida, to cover from legislation enforcements – however the alleged kidnapper ran out of meals and water. He was additionally going to take her on a chartered boat, however he introduced her to a ‘secure home’ as a substitute, she stated.
After an argument contained in the automobile, Summer then began ‘strangling his ex-wife with a rope,’ however Mathewson was capable of get him off, regardless of having her arms tied.
According to the prosecutor, it was at this second that the kidnapped ex-wife noticed a cop automobile.
When he noticed the unmarked police automobile, Summers allegedly took the identical razor blade he used to slice her wrist and began slitting his personal throat, saying: ‘This is what love is. I’m laying my life down for you. You don’t deserve this.’
Mathewson recalled the bloody ordeal – and stated she begged the defendant to cease.
He stated he would reduce the ropes off her, however she was capable of get her hand out of the loop as legislation enforcement encircled the automobile.
She testified: ‘And at this level, legislation enforcement surrounded the automobile. My door opened. I used to be grabbed and taken out.’
As properly as tried homicide, Summers faces prices of kidnapping and sexual battery. The trial continues.