24-Year-Old Texas Woman Escapes Years of Horrific Torture
37-year-old Alicia Sanchez Calderon will be behind bars for the rest of her life after she just received a 75-year sentence for the "unthinkable" torture she performed on a 24-year-old woman.
LURING THE VICTIM IN THE HOME
Calderon lured her victim to live with her only to control her every move. The victim agreed to take care of Calderon's children, clean the home, and take care of an elderly disabled woman in the home; in exchange, the victim could live in Calderon's home free of charge.
BECOMING POSSESSIVE AND CONTROLLING
The dynamics of their agreement began to shift as Calderon became possessive and demanding. According to the press release, “Calderon began to mistreat the victim, first by taking away her phone, then later by restricting her food and her movements in and out of the trailer."
Things continued to spiral downward and eventually, the victim's health declined so much, that she was unable to care for the disabled elderly woman.
Things took a torturous turn when the victim was caught sneaking food to eat. The horrific details were documented by prosecutors who wrote, “As punishment, she locked the victim in a dog crate and poured boiling water on her, injuring her legs."
Later the same year, the victim endured another round of unimaginable torture after she and Calderon got into an argument. "In the middle of arguing, "Calderon poured a pot of boiling water on the victim, giving her severe burns on her arms, chest, and back. Calderon did not let the victim get medical treatment.”
SEIZING THE MOMENT TO CALL FOR HELP
The victim seized a moment when she managed to get a hold of a cell phone from one of Calderon's children. She quickly used the phone to contact her stepfather and admitted that she was locked in a room against her will and needed help.
Her stepfather immediately called 911. County deputies responded to the location and “removed stacks of stones away from the door for the victim to escape.” When the victim was recovered she was covered in second and third-degree burns. Her head was also shaved and she only weighed a dangerous 68 pounds.