Rapist freed from jail, shot and killed his accuser
A 33- year-0ld Virginia man, Ibrahim Elkahlil Bouaich who was charged with rape and freed from jail over the coronavirus pandemic has killed his accuser and thereafter killed himself.
The alleged rapist was indicted last year on charges that included rape, sodomy, strangulation, and abduction, and was jailed without bond in Alexandria, Va.
Karla Dominguez, the lady who in question accused him of rape in October 2019 and she testified about the crime later in December.
But in April 2020, Bouaichi was released from jail on a $24,000 bond after his lawyers argued that the spread of the novel Coronavirus put him and other inmates in danger.
According to the Post, police say Bouaichi returned to Alexandria on July 29 and shot and killed Dominguez outside her apartment.
Bouaich thereafter disappeared until Wednesday, August 5, when federal marshals and Alexandria Police spotted him and engaged in a vehicle pursuit resulting in a car crash in Prince George’s County.
As police went to arrest him they realized he had shot himself. He was then taken to the hospital for treatment, where he remained until he died from his injuries on Saturday, August 8.
Bouaichi’s attorneys, Manuel Leiva and Frank Salvato said in a statement that they were “certainly saddened by the tragedy both families have suffered here.”
The lawyers said they “were looking forward to trial. Unfortunately, the pandemic continued the trial date by several months and we didn’t get the chance to put forth our case.”