Woman testifies that she was raped by convicted killer years before SMU student's brutal death

11:06 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

By JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News

Angela Samota isn't the only woman Donald Bess victimized. But unlike Samota, the other women escaped with their lives.

One, a retired elementary school teacher, testified Tuesday during the punishment phase of his capital murder trial for raping and stabbing Samota to death in 1984.

The woman said that Bess raped her in September 1977 at her Houston apartment after coming to her door at 11 p.m. and asking her out. She said no.

He then asked for a drink of water. After drinking the water, Bess turned to go and instead locked the door and grabbed her, covering her mouth with his hand.    

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