October 2, 2022

Woman Killed By Man Who Stalked Her For 20 Years

A lady who was stalked by a person for over twenty years has now fallen sufferer to the deranged man.

Sylvia Matthews of Washington D.C. feared 66-year-old Michael Garrett for years and has documented this with authorities on a number of events. Sadly on Friday, officers found the lady affected by extreme bodily accidents inside her dwelling after two 911 calls.

The primary name got here in shortly after 7:30 a.m. from Matthews stating that somebody broke her automobile home windows and was making an attempt to interrupt into her basement. Then, at 11:30 a.m., they had been known as to the house once more. This time, a neighbor advised them that Matthews was being held hostage inside. Upon coming into, Garrett advised police he was only a pal checking on Matthews and located her unconscious on the ground. The 71-year-old girl died from her accidents shortly after arriving at an area hospital.

Authorities didn’t purchase Garrett’s story. They quickly found that he was launched from jail in March of this 12 months after being imprisoned since 1999 for a vicious assault on Matthews a 12 months earlier in her dwelling. The 2 met whereas Matthews was working within the pharmacy on the Lorton Correctional Advanced in Virginia, the place Garrett was an inmate on the time. After his launch in 1998, he started relentlessly stalking the lady.

After being launched this 12 months, Garrett had been arrested twice in October for searching down Matthews and assaulting her. Nonetheless, the person was out of jail regardless of the latest violence.

A relative of Matthews slammed the justice system for permitting Garrett to stroll free.

“He should not have been on the street. The system failed us,” they acknowledged. The unidentified liked one revealed to native information station WRC-TV that Garrett waited for Matthews to go away briefly and efficiently broke into her dwelling and waited for her to return.