Concepcion Rodriguez, 35, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down Anastacio “Taquito” Torres over what turned out to be a false rape rumor.
Rodriguez heard a rumor that Torres had raped Rodriguez's girlfriend, Andrea Garcia, so Rodriguez and a friend confronted Torres, bound his hands together, and drove him to Rodriguez's apartment where Rodriguez, waving a gun, questioned Mr. Torres and Ms. Garcia about the rumor. Rodriguez said it was going to be Torres or Garcia, but somebody was going to tell him the truth.
Garcia said she was, indeed, raped by Torres, even though she later testified at trial that it was a lie. She was taken out of the room and Rodriguez shot Torres, according to the prosecution. Garcia testified that she felt to say Torres raped her during the tense moment.
Comment: This case is reminiscent of too many cases we've reported here where rape lies have had disastrous consequences -- we've collected some of them here. See this one, too. These cases have nothing to do with "feminism" or progressive politics or any so-called sexual grievance movement. They are remnants of a twisted strain of chivalry that causes too many men to overreact to claims of sexual abuse, even when the claims are false. They underscore the power of rape lies.