Local organization wants to help machete attack victim
It's an unimaginable crime, an enraged ex-boyfriend accused of beating Maria Gomez on the head using a machete and then slicing off her hands. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's an unimaginable crime, an enraged ex-boyfriend accused of beating Maria Gomez on the head using a machete and then slicing off her hands.
"It's more than extreme, these cases are brutal. You know, cutting somebody's hands with a machete... I mean, it's unthinkable," says Rebeca Ferreira, Executive Director of Safe Faith United, an organization to help victims of domestic violence.
This is National Crime Victim's Rights Week which has been observed since 1981.
Safe Faith United hopes this week they can help Gomez financially. The machete attack victim cannot go to work yet because of the physical trauma. Doctors were able reattach Gomez's hands but a full recovery is not guaranteed.
Safe Faith United hopes this week will also bring awareness for what they say is a "GPS law" that would use GPS systems to track offenders.
"That is a law that needs to be implemented here in Nevada. I know of 17 different states that have implemented that law," comments Ferreira.
If you'd like to help Maria Gomez, a fund has been set up in her name at Wells Fargo Bank. (Account Number: 319-206-1962)