White trash didn’t need their clothes on
At 3:30 a.m. on February 24, Mrs. Rita Eichor left her place of employment and drove to her home in Inglewood. A few blocks before she reached her residence she noticed a light colored car following her with headlights on. She parked her automobile in her driveway, walked toward her house and again noticed the car in the street from which she had just turned. Its headlights were now out.
Before she entered her house, she remembered that she had left her purse in the car. She returned to retrieve it.
When she approached her car, she saw a man standing beside it. It was dark and she could not discern the man’s features. The man told her that she had struck a child a few blocks back. She twice ordered the man to leave and “lost consciousness.”
Next she was in the back seat of her automobile with a man named Paxton. The other man, named Sparks, was driving with a third one, named Theus, in the front seat beside him. She vaguely heard someone in the car saying that they were Black Muslims and that they wanted her money and sex. Her jaw was causing her great pain.
Despite her protests and statement that she had a husband and a three-year-old son, and her pleas to be released, Paxton ripped Mrs. Eichor’s skirt off and pushed his erect penis into her vagina. After the rape, Sparks, stopped the car. Paxton and Theus exchanged seats. Sparks, turning half-way from the driver’s seat, ripped off her blouse and bra. Theus pushed his penis into Mrs. Eichor’s mouth forcing her to suck it. Sparks then again half turned, demanded that Mrs. Eichor give them her rings, watch and pendant. Throughout the ride she was forced to keep her head down and when she replied that she could not remove the pendant because of her crouched position, Sparks told her not to break it and hit her in the jaw with his fist. She removed the items and gave them to Theus. When Sparks asked her how much more money she had at home, Mrs. Eichor replied that she had about a hundred dollars. Sparks told her that she “better be right” or her “husband and baby would get hurt.”
Sparks drove the Eichor car into an alley. Theus left the car to get the automobile which they had been driving. Mrs. Eichor was then ordered to leave the car. She asked for her coat. Sparks responded that “white trash didn’t need their clothes on.” Mrs. Eichor, completely naked, left the automobile and Sparks and Paxton drove away in her car. She went to a house with a “light on” and shortly thereafter the police arrived.